Walt Disney Productions said the movie “Avengers: Infinity Ware” earned $ 39 million on Thursday evening at theaters in the United States and Canada, making Marvel Studios the biggest opening and fourth largest ever.
The film is expected to be close on Sunday to breaking the record of the Star Wars: The Force Awaken, and may actually break it, analysts said.
The Force Awaken won $ 248 million in the first weekend after its launch.
The Infinity War features more than 20 superheroes from Marvel’s constantly expanding film world including Iron Man, Spider man, Black Panther and The Guardian of the Galaxy.
Critics generally hailed the film for its ambition, size and unexpected end, apparently chosen to thrill audiences for a new part next year.
The Infinity show was launched Wednesday in some overseas markets, where Disney said total ticket sales totaled $ 95 million in the first two days.