Avengers: Infinity War set for NZ's all-time top 10

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Have you seen the latest superhero film that all of them are now hooked on?

Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, it looks as though the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to lose fan favourites, including potentially Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor), whose contracts are expiring. While Jurassic World grossed $1.671 billion by the end of its lifetime run, Avengers: Infinity War now stands at $1.675 billion.

Although the weekly cumulative figures for Infinity War won't be officially confirmed until Thursday afternoon, the New Zealand Screen Association's box-office report from the past weekend estimated its reported official haul up until Sunday night as $8,900,503, edging just ahead of original Avengers movie's $8,818,551, recorded in 2012. The film has a worldwide gross of $1.6 billion at the moment, become the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time and the fifth highest in the world's cinema history. Jeff Bock, analyst for Exhibitor Relations, told TheWrap that $2 billion could be possible if the film grosses over $350 million in China. Adding up the $9.3 million earned in previews, the film has an estimated total of $76 million in China.

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Until "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" comes out in mid-June, "Avengers" will face little competition in China's cineplexes, and combined with the latter-stage revenue from the rest of the world, that should be enough to help "Avengers: Infinity War" reach a milestone no summer tentpole has ever reached before.

Infinity War was reported to have a global gross of $1.638 billion yesterday (May 14, 2018). The film features an all-star cast of superheroes who join forces to save the universe from an alien supervillain.

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