'Avengers: Infinity War' now fastest film to earn $1 bn worldwide

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Infinity War joined the billion-dollar club on Saturday, its 11th day in release. Since then, the film has gone on to put up some astounding numbers.

Coming in a distant second place this weekend is Pantelion's remake of the 1980s comedy Overboard, starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, which earned a solid $14.7 million.The movie pulled in an impressive $9,088 per-screen average while debuting in just 1,623 theaters.

Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early summer box office, earning $112.5 million domestically from 4,474 theaters to score the second-biggest sophomore outing in history as it jumped the $1 billion mark faster than any film in history globally.

A 43-year-old man died while watching Avengers: Infinity War in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Tuesday reported Times of India. They gave Overboard an "A-" on CinemaScore.

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Set to close the weekend with $4.6 million (for a cumulative total of $84.8 million), "Rampage" takes #5.

"This was not the strongest weekend ever in terms of the official kick-off of the summer season, but we could be looking at a record May ultimately", Dergarabedian said, noting upcoming releases like "Deadpool 2" (May 18) and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (May 25).

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

The film also features Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland. Since the film earned almost $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days. Infinity War managed to slighly edge out fellow Marvel film Black Panther's $111.6 million second weekend.

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