JERSEY CITY, NJ (Forbes.com) – Avengers: Infinity War earned around $16.8 million on Wednesday, down 26% from Tuesday (The Avengers fell “only” 23% on its first Wednesday) and bringing its six-day total for an obscene $322.7 million domestic. At a glance, this means we’re probably looking at a $338m one-week total and, depending on the second weekend, a 10-day cume between $443m and $463m. Overseas figures aren’t in yet, but assuming a $50m-$60m overseas cume (it earned around $60m on Monday and then $65m on Tuesday overseas), we’re looking at a new global cume of $875m-$885m worldwide. So, it’ll cross $900m sometime today.
Barring a fluke, Avengers: Infinity War will cross $1 billion worldwide tomorrow, boosted by its opening day in Russia and a Friday worldwide gross that will likely be a lot higher than its Thursday gross. It will become the first movie to do so in only ten days of global release. Yes, the film opened on Friday (or Thursday night) in North America, but it started its global release on Wednesday in a number of overseas territories. So, unless it takes a real dive today and tomorrow, it’ll be over the once-fabled milestone two days faster than Star Wars: The Last Force Awakens. That’s a little ironic, since Avengers: Infinity War started trailing J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars sequel domestically by the fourth of day of domestic release.
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