Congratulations, Avengers. You’re the new modern box-office champ.
Disney/Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” had a domestic debut of $250 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, as published by the industry tracking site Box Office Mojo.
That tops the $247.9 million North American opening of 2015′s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” before adjusting for inflation. (Worth noting: Final numbers are due Monday, which could yet shrink or increase the Marvel movie’s gap.)
In February, Disney/Marvel’s “The Black Panther” opened to $202 million.
Disney, which owns the Star Wars franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is the distributor of five of the only six films to debut domestically north of $200 million, including “The Avengers” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The only non-Disney film on the list is Universal’s “Jurassic World.”
“Infinity War’s” worldwide opening of $630 million is the biggest ever (not adjusted for inflation), easily outdistancing “The Fate of the Furious’” opening global take ($542 million) last year.