“Avengers: Infinity War” Has Taken the International Box Office by Storm

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke in "Avengers: Infinity War"

Avengers: Infinity War was predicted to smash records at the box office, and it is already meeting impressive expectations.

The Marvel feature follows on from Captain America: Civil War and will bring together the greatest amount of Marvel superheroes together to date. Star-Lord, teenage Groot and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy will team together with the Avengers to fight Thanos, a supervillain who plans to collect all the infinity stones and wipe out half the universe.

The movie was released this week and has already opened internationally with a whopping $39 million.

In Korea, the movie had the top opening day of all time with $6.5 million. This was topped only in Australia, where it saw the strongest opening with $6.7 million.

Infinity War is seeing its debut in North America on Friday in over 4,470 theaters and is anticipated to launch at around a quarter of a million dollars. This would make it one of the biggest domestic debuts of all time. The question is whether the 19th Marvel installment will top Black Panther‘s record breaking $1.3 billion earnings worldwide.

So far, reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and it is rated 9.2/10 on IMDB.