29/04/2018 06:16 SAST | Updated 29/04/2018 06:16 SAST

'Avengers: Infinity War' Preview Brings In A Marvel Record R480-Million

Thursday’s midnight showing of “Avengers: Infinity War” is officially Marvel’s most profitable preview night ever, according to Box Office Mojo. 

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Thursday's midnight showing of "Avengers: Infinity War" is officially Marvel's most profitable preview night ever, according to Box Office Mojo.

The movie, the culmination of 10 years of Marvel filmmaking, brought in $39-million (~R480-million) Thursday night in the U.S. That's more than the early showings for "Captain America: Civil War" ($25M), "Black Panther" ($25.2M), or "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($27.6M).

In "Infinity War," the Marvel universe's most dangerous villain, Thanos, is searching for all six of the legendary infinity stones. Each stone, somehow mentioned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during the last decade, controls an aspect of the universe: power, space, time, soul, mind, and reality.

If Thanos gets his hands on all six, he's basically a god. And only the Avengers stand in his way.

"Avengers: Infinity War" officially hits theatres Friday. Analysts say it could gross a mind-blowing $500-million globally at the box office this weekend.