Infinity War breaks records at the box office

The mad titan Thanos battles the Avengers in Infinity War.

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The mad titan Thanos battles the Avengers in Infinity War.

Jayden Enclade, Reporter

After 10 years and 18 movies leading up to Avengers: Infinity War, there were extremely high hopes approaching its release. It did not disappoint.

The film had the greatest ever opening weekend success at the box office according to USA Today with over $250 million knocking off Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Infinity War is also the fastest movie to reach $1 billion in global box office sales which tops The Force Awakens previous success

Even the trailer is so exciting and fun that I had my calendar marked for its opening weekend.
The Russo brothers are known for directing brilliant movies as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). They directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War which are both terrific films, but Infinity War takes it to another level.

From the opening monologue to the after credits scene, Infinity War is a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire 2:40 running time. It’s so exciting that the film doesn’t feel very long. It took me by surprise when the credits started rolling.

What makes it stand out from other movies in the MCU, is not only that there are so many characters, but how they are able to make such a strong and compelling villain. Josh Brolin plays the mad titan Thanos, who acts as both a protagonist and antagonist which is something I’ve never seen.

Other stand out performances are Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. While all the actors played their roles well, these three original Avengers stood out because we got to see a different side of their character that we hadn’t in previous movies.
Other older avengers like Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man share screen time with newer characters Black

Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Spider Man (Tom Holland), and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Avengers 4 hits theaters one year from now, and it’s predicted that it will be the last hurrah for Downey Jr. and Evans. To go along with expiring contracts, it’s clear that some are ready to move on. These actors have played the main characters in the MCU for years, and it’s clear that Marvel wants to open the door for new characters.

“You want to get off the train before they push you off,” Evans told New York Times reporters prior to the release of Infinity War.