We knew it would happen this week, and now it’s official – Avengers: Infinity War just became the fourth movie to hit $2 billion at the worldwide box office.
According to Box Office Mojo, with earnings of $2,001,136,398, Infinity War is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe installment and the first superhero movie to join the exclusive $2 billion club. The other members are Avatar ($2.79 billion), Titanic ($2.19 billion), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion).
The Russo Brothers accomplished this feat in 48 days. Avatar did it in 47 days; The Force Awakens needed 50 days. Titanic only sailed past this important milestone with the release of its 3D re-release in 2012, more than 14 years after it first arrived in theaters.
At the North American box office, Infinity War is still working to claim the fourth spot on the list of highest-grossing movies. With a domestic cume of $655.14 million, the movie’s trailing behind The Force Awakens ($936.67 million), Avatar ($760.51 million), Marvel's own Black Panther ($699.39 million), and Titanic ($659.37 million).
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.