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A gathering of superheroes in a still from Avengers: Infinity War. Photo: Marvel Studios

Avengers: Infinity War dominates China box office, taking US$200 million in three days

Marvel’s highest grossing film release in China has already taken more money in three days than ‘Captain America: Civil War’ took in its whole run. In fact, Infinity War has earned US$1 billion worldwide so far


China may be the last region in the world where Avengers: Infinity War is released, but Marvel’s superhero ensemble film didn’t disappoint as it opened, taking an epic 1.27 billion yuan (US$200 million) in the three days since its May 11 release.

After scoring the second-highest opening weekend for a foreign film at China’s box office, Avengers: Infinity War is now the highest-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe outing in China, having already grossed more than the US$180 million Captain America: Civil War made during its entire run.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is on-track to have China’s biggest opening weekend box-office in history

While it didn’t match the 1.35 billion yuan opening take of The Fate of the Furious (aka Fast & Furious 8) in 2017, Marvel’s latest blockbuster has surpassed that figure in US dollars, which is listed as US$184.9 million.

From left: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jnr, Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff in a still from Avengers: Infinity War. Photo: Marvel Studios

The film’s China opening gross included US$20.5 million from 514 IMAX screens, marking the biggest opening weekend for the screening format in China to date, according to Variety.

For comparison, Avengers: Infinity War opened two weeks ago in US cinemas with US$257 million. Incidentally, the huge opening in China has pushed the film past the US$1 billion mark at the international box office.

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