Avengers: Infinity War is officially the biggest summer movie ever after topping Jurassic World. There was plenty of buildup to get to Infinity War, and despite some possible reservations over the villain or stuffed cast, the blockbuster has mostly lived up to the hype. The reception from audiences has been stellar and continues Marvel Studios' ability to outdo the movies that came before. This is especially ringing true at the box office where Infinity War keeps on breaking records and climbing the charts.
Its record setting performance started immediately by becoming the biggest opening weekend of all-time, and Infinity War hasn't slowed down much since. It has continued to shoot up the charts on a daily basis, cracking the top 10 highest grossing films ever, and more recently topping The Avengers for the number five spot and becoming the biggest superhero movie ever.
Infinity War can now add one more title to its belt (or gauntlet). Thanks to another great performance on Tuesday, Forbes reports that Infinity War has now topped Jurassic World to become the highest grossing summer movie of all-time. The movie now holds a $1.675 billion worldwide gross after yesterday, which just beats out Jurassic World's $1.672 billion haul.
This brings Jurassic World's surprising rein to an end, and marks the latest record for the movie that's been stripped away by a Disney property. After lighting up the box office all summer long in 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens re-broke every record it could that Jurassic World just set. Still, after 10 years of producing some of the biggest movies of the summer season, it is only fitting that Infinity War takes this record, too.
In taking this record, Infinity War also moved up to become the fourth highest grossing movie ever. Having just three films in front of it puts Infinity War in elite company, but it will need to do something even bigger to join the ranks of those still ahead. Avatar, Titanic, and The Force Awakens are the lone movies that have earned more money than the latest MCU flick, and it has a long ways to go before it even thinks about moving up another spot.
Those three films are the only ones to ever crack $2 billion at the box office. Recent projections give Infinity War a realistic shot at becoming just the fourth movie to do so. If it can withstand Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story enough and keeps playing big overseas, it isn't out of the question that Infinity War could move up another spot. If it does, it won't just be the biggest summer movie ever, but Disney's biggest movie. Will it get there? We'll have to wait and see.
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