Updated April 24, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War is now tracking for a $216-235 million domestic opening weekend box office, and a $472-498m global total for the weekend, according to Deadline.
Should Infinity War open in the $235m domestic range, it'll be the second highest domestic opening weekend ever, beating out Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Worldwide, the $26m spread in opening weekend estimates is the difference between Infinity War scoring the fourth or fifth biggest global opening weekend box office ever.
Original Story: Avengers: Infinity War early tracking numbers are pointing to a massive $175-200 million (or more) domestic opening weekend for the blockbuster film, according to all the major Hollywood trades Thursday morning.
These figures could easily rise as Infinity War's April 27 release date approaches - and likely will. Looking back at Marvel's previous release, Black Panther, that film's initial tracking pointed to a $100 million domestic opening - a figure the film's actual total doubled.
The current domestic box office record holder is 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which raked in $248 million in its first weekend. The previous Avengers film Age of Ultron opened to $191.3 million, down from the first Avengers' $207.4 million.
Either way, with its new April opening date, the film will easily set the all-time record for the month, currently $147m for 2015's Furious 7.