If analysts are correct in their projections, Avengers: Infinity War could possibly end up becoming the highest-grossing comic book adaptation of all time in the worldwide box office.
According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter earlier today, the latest offering in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now expected to gross between $1.8 and $2 billion by the end of its theatrical run.
Should that come to fruition, Avengers: Infinity War will set a slew of records in the worldwide box office. Besides becoming the highest-grossing comic book adaptation of all time, it will achieve the honor of becoming the highest-grossing summer release of all time as well.
There are currently three movies that have surpassed the $2 billion threshold in the worldwide box office. This includes Avatar (2009) with $2.7 billion, Titanic (1997) with $2.1 billion and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) with $2 billion.
The Avengers (2012) is currently the only comic book adaptation that has come close to breaching the said barrier with $1.5 billion. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Black Panther (2018) follow closely behind with $1.4 billion and $1.3 billion respectively.
Since Avengers: Infinity War has already surpassed $1 billion in the worldwide box office, faster than any other release in history, there is the possibility of raking in much more before the end of its theatrical run this summer.
It should be noted that the highly anticipated movie has not even released in China, one of the largest markets in the world. When that happens this weekend, the tally is only going to get a significant boost. There are already speculations about the opening weekend bringing in figures north of $200 million.
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.