Avenges: Infinity War is the fastest film in history to reach $1 billion at the global box office, reaching it in 11 days. Previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens reached that milestone in 12. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Infinity War blows open box office with historic sales

    The most anticipated movie so far this year opened April 27 nationwide and shattered box office records. “Avengers: Infinity War,” earned over $250 million in its record-breaking opening weekend, surpassing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($248 million). Now with a worldwide release, the latest Avengers film has netted over $1 billion in ticket sales to date.

    The 19th movie in the Marvel Studios franchise, “Infinity War” introduces the villain Thanos (played by Josh Brolin) in search of the six Infinity Stones, each of which has unimaginable power, so he can balance the population by eradicating 50 per cent of all life in the universe. Enter the superheroes: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and a host of sidekicks and associates that unite to battle the evil Thanos and his Children in an effort to stop his plan to destroy the universe, one planet at a time. This war is the greatest battle the Avengers and their allies have faced and the fate of the Earth is uncertain.

    The PG-13 movie (2 hours, 29 minutes) is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and features its own army of screenplay writers. Rumor of a sequel (Hint: stay for the post-credits scene) and the recasting of superheroes has been reported in numerous entertainment articles. Only time will reveal the fate of the Avengers and the universe.

Staff writer Kade Tudor contributed to this feature.