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‘Infinity War’ to set record, fastest to surpass $1 billion

AP LogoNEW YORK (AP) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business.

The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days.

The previous record of fastest time for a movie to make a $1 billion was 12 days for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The star-stuffed “Infinity Wars” features Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Chadwick Boseman, whose “Black Panther” movie has made more than $1.3 billion and remains in theaters.

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This story has been corrected to show that the film’s title is “Avengers: Infinity War” not “Avengers: Infinity Wars.”


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