The release date for the theatrical opening of Avengers: Infinity War in China has just been revealed.
According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter earlier today, the highly anticipated culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will take place in China on May 11, two weeks after the domestic premiere on April 27.
Avengers: Infinity War was originally slated to open in theaters worldwide on May 4. In order to ensure that no spoilers surface beforehand, Marvel Studios decided to pull back on the global release date by a week. This way, majority of the markets can enjoy the movie together on the same date and time. That being said, the slightly delayed release in China can be attributed to the Chinese Labor Day taking place from April 30 – May 1.
The MCU has found great success in China over the past years, particularly with blockbuster installments such as the last two Avengers installments as well as Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. They were all received with critical acclaim and boosted the overall earnings for the company by a great margin.
Since Avengers: Infinity War will be releasing in China after a break of two weeks, the movie might find it difficult to become the largest worldwide opener of all-time.
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 Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
The following is the official theatrical poster for the movie, featuring our famed superheroes all geared up to take on Thanos and his Dark Order.