Avengers: Infinity War Racks Up the Second Highest Opening Day in Australian Box Office History

April 26, 2018
That's a lot of bums on seats.

That tinkling sound you can hear is the shattered remnants of a box office record cascading to the ground in slow motion. Avengers: Infinity War now officially holds the record for second highest opening day in Australian history with a BO total of $8,701,122 across 971 screens.

That’s impressive, but was not quite enough to knock fellow Disney stablemate Star Wars: the Force Awakens off the top slot, sitting comfortably at $9,452,810 across 941 screens.

  Film Title Release Date Distributor Screens Opening

Day

1 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 17-Dec-15 WALT DISNEY 941 9,452,810
2 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 25-Apr-18 WALT DISNEY 871 8,701,122
3 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 13-Jul-11 WARNER BROS 753 7,092,376
4 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 14-Dec17 WALT DISNEY 970 7,062,531
5 AVENGERS, THE 25-Apr-12 WALT DISNEY 621 6,003,882
6 HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE 26 Dec 2012 WARNER BROS 560 5,901,715
7 HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, THE 26 Dec 2014 WARNER BROS 605 5,614,928
8 HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE 26 Dec 2013 WARNER BROS 633 5,564,516
9 RETURN OF THE KING, THE 26-Dec-03 ROADSHOW 453 5,289,477
10 TWO TOWERS, THE 26-Dec-02 ROADSHOW 424 5,230,286

As if you didn’t know, Avengers: Infinity War is in cinemas now. Read our review here.

Comments

  1. Ralph

    Worth noting that opening day was ANZAC day and cinemas opened in the afternoon so not truly a full day.

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