Ten years after Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War begins its international rollout Wednesday in such major markets as Korea, France and Australia. That’s ahead of domestic previews which begin Thursday evening for the Disney/Marvel title.
The MCU has now grossed more than $14.8 billion worldwide (including the non-Disney movies) and everything that’s been done in the 17 films since Tony Stark first shot off in his armored red suit has been leading to this 19th entry, which brings together more super power than you can shake a space stone at.
The Anthony Russo- and Joe Russo-directed threequel to the Avengers series is expected to create a seismic wave at the global box office with all markets releasing through Friday, save China and Russia. In the U.S., tracking and rival distribution executives agree that Infinity War is on its way to a record.