It was always an incredible unlikelihood for Avengers: Infinity War to end up reeling in the box office. The highly anticipated culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has already achieved major milestones and set new records in the industry.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared an open letter to thank fans worldwide for continuously supporting the MCU all these years and more importantly, supporting the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War this weekend.
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— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) April 30, 2018
For those unable to open the embedded source on their respective devices, here is what the letter reads in entireity.
To the greatest fans,
The past ten years have been an unforgettable ride and we couldn’t have done it without the entire team at Marvel Studios, our incredible talent in front and behind the camera, the visionary comic book creators, but most importantly you.
Thank you for embracing these characters and stories since we kicked off the MCU ten years ago. This past weekend was a result beyond our wildest dreams.
On behalf of everyone here at Marvel Studios, we thank you for being the best fans in the universe and making Avengers: Infinity War the biggest opening weekend of all time.
Avengers: Infinity War beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) with $250 million for the biggest domestic opening of all time. The box office record triumphed for not just the entire weekend but also independently for the biggest Saturday and Sunday with $83 million and $61 million respectively.
It exceeded expectations by beating The Fate of the Furious (2017) with $541.9 million for the biggest international opening as well. What makes this particular box office record impressive is that the movie does not premiere in China until next week.
Avengers: Infinity War is now running in theaters worldwide and will open in China on May 11. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.