'Avengers: Infinity War' Stays Strong With $61 Million Third Weekend

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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

It must be noted that import films such as Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, Pacific Rim: Uprising and Rampage opened bigger in China than the American market this year.

Incidentally, the previous all-time movie record-holder was from the same franchise, with the original Marvel's The Avengers grossing S$13.7 million in 2012. It is now the 11th highest-grossing import film of all-time and will soon dethrone Ready Player One, Jurassic World and Age of Ultron in the next few days.

The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. What's more, the Disney/Marvel film launched to more than $200 million in China, giving it a global haul of more than $343 million over the weekend.

For Infinity War to pass The Force Awakens it would have to make another $460 million before the end of it's run in theaters - is that possible?

After successful directing turns with Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Joe and Anthony Russo are going back to their roots on television with their latest collaboration.

After amassing $61.8 million in domestic screens and $281.3 million from global markets in its third weekend, the running worldwide total of AIW now stands at a staggering $1.61 billion gross. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Wong and Mark Ruffalo star in "Avengers: Infinity War".

A still from Avengers: Infinity War/Image from Twitter. Disney's studios drew a total of $2.45 billion last quarter.

Now that Infinity War is entertaining fans in cinemas around the world, certain details regarding the film's inner workings are starting to come to light.

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