‘Avengers’ sets record with $250 million opening weekend
30 April 2018 | 11:49 am
Superhero-packed "Avengers: Infinity War" dominated the box office with a record $250 million haul, giving it the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, according to boxofficemojo.com.
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