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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to set record, fastest to surpass $1 billion

/ 03:10 PM May 06, 2018
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FILE – This image released by Marvel Studios shows, front row from left, Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson and Sebastian Stan in a scene from “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days. Image: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios via AP

NEW YORK (AP) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business.

The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days.

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The previous record of fastest time for a movie to make a $1 billion was 12 days for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The star-stuffed “Infinity War” features Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Chadwick Boseman, whose “Black Panther” movie has made more than $1.3 billion and remains in theaters. NVG

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