Infinity War's Directors Received Death Threats Over Hawkeye's Absence

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The film now sits at #4 of the all-time box office list and is $67 million away from passing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo received death threats from fans due to Hawkeye's absence in "Avengers: Infinity War", Jeremy Renner revealed. All of those films were released over the winter holidays.

As Deadline indicated on Sunday, Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War was within a stone's throw away from crossing the $2 billion worldwide box office mark, and it has officially done so today, joining only three other titles to make that claim: Avatar ($2.78 billion), Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06B). Infinity War now stands as Marvel's highest-grossing film ever - although Black Panther still has it beat domestically with $699.4 million. It also holds the record for biggest domestic debut, raking in $257.7 million during its opening weekend. The film opened to a massive $199.3M in China two weeks after the global debut and has gone on to become the third biggest release ever in the country with $369.7M to date.

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The mega film is the culmination of all the events put together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which began with Iron Man in 2008.

The movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, and Benedict Cumberbatch, among many others, is now the third consecutive Avengers movie to break the $1 billion barrier. Infinity war ended on a cliffhanger when half of the universe was wiped off after Thanos did his infamous snap of the fingers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third Avengers film, and the 19th film in the MCU, eked passed the $2 billion mark on Monday. (Avatar remains the all-time global champ, with $2.79 billion in grosses.) What sets Infinity War apart, however, is the fact it was released in April, giving an early jump-start to the summer movie season.

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