Avengers: Infinity War passes $2 billion at box office

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The Marvel Studios sequel officially crossed the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office today, marking a genuinely rare achievement.

While all the MCU films have had post-credits scenes that teased upcoming installments in an ever-expanding cinematic universe, Infinity War was the first film to end on a straight-up cliffhanger.

Infinity War worldwide is Marvel's highest release ever topping 2012's Avengers ($1.5 billion), and followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and Black Panther ($1.345 billion).

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The Walt Disney Co. announced yesterday that Infinity War reached the mark on Monday, about seven weeks after opening. The mega Marvel film, which has been breaking records ever since its release in April, has now entered the elite $2 billion club, becoming the fourth film to attain the feat.

Infinity War has taken in $656.1 million in domestic box office receipts, making it the fifth highest domestic earner of all time, just behind Titanic, which has an all-time domestic box office total of $659,363,944. It also holds the record for biggest domestic debut, raking in $257.7 million during its opening weekend. Indeed, Infinity War placed at 5 last weekend, having added $7.2 million to its total, even besting the debuting Hotel Artemis, which came in at a disappointing 8.

Although he didn't appear in Infinity War, the Russo brothers previously claimed Hawkeye's absence is "tied into the story", so it's possible he'll appear in Avengers 4.

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Thanos, the extremely powerful Titan warlord, managed to collect all the infinity stones putting them on his gauntlet to become the most powerful being in the universe.

The movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, and Benedict Cumberbatch, among many others, is now the third consecutive Avengers movie to break the $1 billion barrier. Well, Thanos finally launched his primary attack in Avengers: Infinity War and Iron Man is going to have to think creatively to save the universe.

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