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“Avengers: Infinity War” Dominates US Friday Box Office, Set For Massive Weekend

The star-studded “Avengers” film predictably had a mammoth opening day.

Avengers Cast on Kimmel | Randy Holmes/ABC

Based on very early numbers, “Avengers: Infinity War” appeared to have a shot at the #2 weekend gross in US box office history.

As it had an even better Friday than expected, that outcome now appears to be a lock. It may, in fact, even have a shot at the all-time record.

The loaded Marvel Universe film earned roughly $107 million at the Friday box office (with $39 million in Thursday previews included). Based on that performance, analysts believe it could close the weekend with $240-250 million in receipts.

Should it land at the high end of that range, it would break the $247.97 million record held by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

At worst, it takes second place on the all-time leaderboard. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” currently holds that distinction with $220.0 million.

“Infinity War,” obviously, ranked as Friday’s #1 film.

“A Quiet Place” took second place with $3 million, while a gross of $2.5 million positioned “I Feel Pretty” as the day’s #3 film.

“Rampage” (just under $2 million, #4) and “Black Panther” (just over $1 million, #5) completed the Top 5.

Written by Ben Johnson

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Ben Johnson's tenure at Headline Planet dates back to its 2002 origins. He played a pivotal role in the publication's evolution into an entertainment powerhouse.

Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

Contact Ben at ben.johnson[at]headlineplanet.com.

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