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May 16, 2018 04:10 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Will Avengers: Infinity War's successful run in China take its worldwide collection to $2 billion?

The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark in India

Maryam Farooqui @farooqui_maryam

When more than 20 superheroes sharing screen space, the film was bound to break box office records and that is exactly what the latest addition in the Avengers franchise – Avengers: Infinity War – is doing in terms of its business.

While Avengers: Infinity War has made a whopping USD 1.63 billion dollars worldwide, there’s no stopping the film as it is on course to touch the USD 2 billion mark.

It won't be a tall ask for the film to come close to the USD 2 billion mark, which has been achieved by only three films so far - Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film opened in the Chinese market on May 11 and its debut in the country became the sixth-largest single territory opening of all time, on a par with the “Black Panther” debut in North America. The film minted USD 202 million in three days of its release in China, according to Chinese researcher China Box Office.

In a matter of few weeks, Avengers: Infinity War has taken the fifth spot on the list of highest grossing films in the world and film trade analysts are speculating that the movie has the chance to go past Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

However, if the film wants to reach the USD 2.06 plus billion mark, it will have to overperform in China for the rest of its run in the country.

The film is also dominating various international markets as well and India is on that list too. The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned Rs 213.94 crore till now with the addition of third weekend collection, which came at about Rs 10 crore.

In its first week in India, the superhero drama raked in Rs 156.64 crore and by the end of second week, the film surpassed the business of The Jungle Book to take the title of the highest Hollywood grosser in India. And now the film has gone beyond the Rs 200 crore mark, a feat difficult to achieve for English films in the Indian market.
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