This is going to a short blog because I'm more interested in hearing everyone else's opinions: Black Panther just joined Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar as the highest grossing movies of all time, domestically, grossing $665 million, surpassing even Titanic. It has also grossed 1.3 billion worldwide, making it the 10th highest grossing film of all-time worldwide. This is an outstanding feat which has gotten people talking now, more than ever, about how Infinity War will measure up, both domestically and worldwide. Take into consideration that the first Avengers is the 6th highest grossing movie of all time, domestically(3 spots behind Black Panther) and Age of Ultron is the 14th highest grossing movie of all time, domestically(8 spots behind Black Panther). So, where will Infinity War land? Will it surpass the first Avengers film? Will it surpass Black Panther?
I'm personally not all that good with predicting domestic gross, but in terms of worldwide box-office, I do believe Infinity War will surpass the first Avengers film, which is currently at $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the 5th highest grossing movie of all time. Why?
- The hype for this movie is insane. My friend - a casual viewer - sat me down in art class and started talking to me about Soul Stone theories.
- The movie is projected to open to 200 million, which could climb even higher in the next few weeks. I can it surpassing the first Avengers' opening ($207 million).
- Wakanda has been prominently featured in the marketing, so I can see all the people who supported Black Panther and made it such a huge success, coming out to see IW.
- Despite a lot of people saying the movie "won't have strong legs" because Deadpool 2 and Solo are releasing shortly after, I doubt that will be the case. In the case of Solo: there is so many apathy around that movie and so many people don't give a damn or even know it exists. And in terms of Deadpool 2, not only does the movie not look good, but the demographic for the two movies are different, with Infinity War having broader appeal. Honestly, if any movies are going to be hurt by this at the box office, it will be Deadpool 2 and Solo. I doubt anyone is going to say "y'know, that new Avengers movie with all these heroes is out, but instead I'm gonna go watch the Han Solo movie!" (Don't get me wrong - I'm looking forward to Solo, but that's the truth).