Following two weeks of screening in theaters worldwide, Avengers: Infinity War has finally premiered in China to an unequivalent grand reception.
According to a report from Variety earlier today, the highly anticipated installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe accounted for around 96 percent of revenues from the local cinemas.
Avengers: Infinity War has earned around $76 million after opening in China, divided between $9.3 million from previews on Thursday and another $66 million from the first full day of release on Friday.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) currently holds the opening weekend record for Marvel Studios in China with $156 million, and Monster Hunter 2 (2018) does the same overall with an impressive $187 million. Avengers: Infinity War hopes to set a new opening weekend record by trumping both categories by Sunday.
Avengers: Infinity War has already raked in more than $47.5 million in pre-sales from the country, which is more than any other movie (domestic and foreign) previously released.
Avengers: Infinity War has been reassessed to end up becoming the highest-grossing comic book adaptation of all time with possibly $2 billion from the worldwide box office. The Avengers (2012) is currently the only comic book adaptation that has come close to breaching the said barrier with $1.5 billion.
It should be noted that China is one of the largest movie markets in the world. While Avengers: Infinity War already surpassed the $1 billion threshold earlier this week, the release in China is expected to give earnings a significant boost.
Avengers: Infinity War has been running in theaters worldwide since April 27, 2018. There is also an untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, in the works that is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019. There is no word on whether it will also release in China after a minor delay or not.