What's uncomfortable about this is the parallel with Christian ideas of the afterlife - God spitting the universe into two camps of sheep and goats, one getting heaven, and the other being sent to hell. But those huge box office numbers aren't just comprised of first-time viewers.
According to Bloomberg Intelligence, the movie cost around $300 million to make and many tens of millions more to market. Thanos simply believes that overpopulation has thrown every planet in the universe out of balance; his modest proposal is simply to halve the number of lives without discrimination.
The superhero smorgasbord "Avengers: Infinity Wars" opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to set the highest opening weekend of all time. The latest Marvel flick comes after the breakout success of 'Black Panther'.
It's the all time record.
In the comics, Red Skull, whose real name is Johann Schmidt, is one of Steve Rogers' most frequent foes, and although the hero has vanquished him time and time again, he uses the Cosmic Cube to come back from the dead, transform into and possess people, and travel through time. I meant "disappointing." Because they probably won't. Thanks, squabbling Marvel execs. The Avengers, over the course of its run in 2012, earned $86.3 million. They have franchises to carry. Dr. Strange said the Avengers have a one-in-14-million shot at stopping Thanos, but I don't see how a simple rewind does the trick.
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Graham Gibson says he is prohibited from discussing a possible motive because suspect Alek Minassian has been charged in the case. Though the names of most weren't immediately released, their families began mourning and memorials in their honor grew.
"And we all have to go back for Gauntlet later this year", she explained when referring to shooting Avengers 4.
Infinity War was always expected to set one box office record after another following the highly anticipated premiere this weekend.
This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. Besides, Thanos didn't even use the soul stone on its own. Infinity War has now become the biggest worldwide opening of all time.
The streaming companies still do not produce movies for theater release. It's honestly more impressive than Robert Downey Jr. smacking the softballs that Marvel's writers throw him. Read at your own risk.
The stats get even crazier from there: 6 of the top 10 opening weekends are Marvel movies.