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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Leads Superhero-Filled Blockbuster Tournament: The Data Behind The Dollars

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Leads Superhero-Filled Blockbuster Tournament: The Data Behind The Dollars

In the sixth-year running of Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament, it’s Anthony and Joe Russo who get to climb the ladder and cut the net after directing 2018’s most profitable movie. Disney-Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War earned $500M after a $1.27 billion global B.O. take. It won’t come as a surprise if we see the duo here again this year with all the recent buzz of how their sequel Avengers: Endgame is expected to tear up all of Infinity War‘s records roughly two weeks from now. Jon Favreau’s The Lion King has yet to roar, but there’s every reason to imagine Endgame outpacing Infinity War.

Already, Endgame owns the all-time 24 hour record for a film’s first day pre-sales, and wild optimists forecast that the sequel could get as high as a $1 billion worldwide in its first weekend.

While James Cameron owns

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