Hot Take: The MCU has created an episodic event previously reserved for television and Avengers: Infinity War is the equivalent of a season finale… an engrossing, entertaining and eventful season finale that keeps the MCU on track to dominate the box office well into the next decade.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown no evidence of slowing down. Avengers: Infinity War, the 19th (NINETEENTH!!!) film from the MCU, exploded at the box office. As of this writing, the film has grossed $1.6 billion worldwide, the 5th largest worldwide box office gross… and we’re only 17 days into release. Avengers: Infinity War had the biggest weekend opening both domestically ($257.7 million) and worldwide ($640.5 million) and is only slightly behind the pace of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for biggest domestic box office of all time. The financial success means very little, though, other than it guaranteeing more comic book films to come. Even without the financial success, the level of quality these films continue to produce, especially with Avengers: Infinity War arguably being the best of the 19 films from the MCU, means the MCU has managed to continue deliver high quality films at an unprecedented rate.Read More →