“Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” remains mightier and united than ever as “Avengers: Infinity War” won another bout with $112 million dollars at the weekend box office. That brings the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to a domestic gross of $450 million dollars. Not did “Infinity War” beat fellow Avenger “Black Panther” (Chadwick Boseman) with the second-biggest weekend follow-up, but it has broken another record in joining the worldwide billion-dollar club in just 11 days: slightly beating “Captain America: Civil War”.
And speaking of “Captain America: Civil War”, Superhero Sunday saluted the sophomore anniversary of the third installment in the trilogy starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, the kid from Brooklyn who became the first Avenger: a super-soldier who becomes a living legend as the true red-white-blue SHIELD that is willing to pay the high price of freedom, liberty and justice against the terrorist cult organization HYDRA.
“Civil War” followed the fall of the Avengers when the government wanted them to register under a law that allows them to operate under the direct supervision of the United Nations: leading “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” to be divided into Team Iron Man and Team Cap. The conflict heightens when Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) is wanted and accused for several acts of terrorism.
“Captain America: Civil War” celebrated the 75th anniversary of Cap as well as the 50th anniversary of Black Panther, who made his prowling debut in the MCU with the sole purpose of seeking vengeance for his father’s murder. The film was also the MCU debut of Tom Holland as Spider-Man, who was recruited by armored billionaire-playboy-genius-philanthropist Avenger Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) in the fight against Team Cap.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is the possible endgame when all of “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” over the course of ten years (six years after the battle of New York) finds them united and reunited against the greatest threat of all: the foes of all foes in the form of Thanos (Josh Brolin), who comes to seek the Infinity Stones.
Since 1963, Marvel’s the Avengers have been fighting the battles that no one else could with Iron Man leading the initiative alongside the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Vision, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and so on. Together, they avenge the Earth by avenging the wrongs done by super-villains such as Loki, Kang the Conqueror, Ultron, the Enchantress, and Baron Zemo.
“Avengers: Infinity War”, the world’s #1 movie for the second week in a row, continues to assemble into theaters.