Avengers: Infinity War Looking at Biggest Debut of All Time

The box office predictions for Avengers: Infinity War continue to improve as the official premiere draws nearer.

According to a report from Variety earlier today, the highly anticipated movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now been pegged by analysts for a debut weekend that will rake in around $225 million to $245 million in the domestic box office.

There is also the possibility of crossing the $250 million threshold. If this milestone comes to pass, Avengers: Infinity War will become the biggest debut of all time.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) currently holds this honor, having debuted to around $248 million back then and running forth to just under $1 billion in the domestic box office. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) comes in second in this category with a staggering $220 million debut.

For those interested in putting the latest tracking numbers for Avengers: Infinity War in perspective, the following are the top ten highest box office debuts in history.

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $247,966,675
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $220,009,584
  3. Jurassic World – $208,806,270
  4. The Avengers – $207,438,708
  5. Black Panther – $202,003,951
  6. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $191,271,109
  7. Captain America: Civil War – $179,139,142
  8. Beauty and the Beast – $174,750,616
  9. Iron Man 3 – $174,144,585
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $169,189,427

Avengers: Infinity War will open in theaters on April 27, 2018. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.

There are only a few more days remaining before it is ascertained if Avengers: Infinity War has what it takes to trump Black Panther (2018) and the pile of accolades achieved by Wakanda in the past few months.