May 16, 2018 06:19 PM

Quick Take: ‘Infinity War’ Breaks Marvel’s China Box-Office Record

Photo: VCG
Photo: VCG

Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” became the most successful Marvel movie in China on Wednesday.

The Disney and Marvel title has made 1.49 billion yuan ($234.1 million) at the box office since its release Friday, surpassing the 1.46-billion-yuan record set by “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015, according to box office tracker Maoyan.

The result is so far less than half of the total $552 million the movie has raked in in North America, where the movie was released two weeks earlier on April 27. However China’s film market has just experienced a strong quarter, with revenue reaching 20 billion yuan and surpassing North America in quarterly box office revenue for the first time.

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