Avengers: Infinity War has pulled in $250 million for the biggest US opening to date

On its opening weekend, the latest superhero movie by Marvel Studio Avengers: Infinity War broke the record for the biggest box office on its first weekend, grossing $ 250 million, according to Deadline . Exceeds the record previously set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens which grossed $ 247 million when it debuted in 2015.

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of a decade of superhero movies, and it had a big boost over the weekend: it raised $ 39 million on Thursday night, and an estimated $ 106 million on Friday, according to Box Office Mojo . Then he scored a record $ 83 million on Saturday. That's only in the United States: internationally, it has been raised in a staggering $ 380 million, for a staggering $ 630 million global opening.

Earlier this year, Black Panther broke several records of its own, becoming not only the second highest grossing opening of all time in February, but also the biggest February debut of all time . , the second highest grossing film behind The Avengers and the highest grossing film by a black director. He also continued his box office streak and went on to cross the $ 1 billion mark.

It remains to be seen how long Avengers: Infinity War will remain at the top of the box office as several high-profile summer blockbusters are scheduled to hit theaters in the coming weeks , including Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story .