'Avengers: Infinity War' set records on opening night

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It made $250m (£181.5m) in ticket sales during its opening weekend in the USA, narrowly beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the highest opening weekend ever.

"Infinity War" made an estimated $630 million at the worldwide box office for its opening weekend, according to Disney. It opens there May 11. That shatters the record for biggest worldwide opening held by Universal's "The Fate of the Furious", which made $541 million for its global opening previous year.

Meanwhile, "Infinity War" is off to a super start, nabbing the fourth biggest preview gross ever and earning $95 million in 43 countries ahead of what could be a record-breaking debut in North America. The film became the first superhero movie in history to gross more than $100 million in one day in the US.

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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

The two-hour and 40-minute film was shot over 18 months, with a sequel due out in May next year.

Avengers: Infinity War has already been certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and received an "A" score on its CinemaScore from audiences.

It joins only six other films to achieve such wonderful figures, and is now Marvel Studios' best opening weekend yet. The tape surpasses Fast Furios 8, which until now housed world record of income in a first weekend with 543 million dollars (447 million euros).

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"This isn't an old franchise that their parents saw when they were 20", Greg Foster, head of entertainment for IMAX, told the Associated Press.

The action blockbuster has been in the works for over a decade combining a vast work of characters and story lines from the Marvel universe.

Disney originally planned to release Infinity War on May 4.

The film, produced by Marvel Studios (a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios), unites a number of superheroes including Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther.

"This brought the world together this weekend", said Dergarabedian.

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

Infinity War is ostensibly confirmed as the biggest opening ever in Canada, but the press release noted that the official numbers won't be out until Monday.

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