Date: 14th May 2018
MCU blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War has topped all its Marvel and DC predecessors to become the highest-grossing superhero film ever.
As of today, the beginning of the culmination of MCU's first decade of stories has passed 2018's Black Panther, 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and 2012's The Avengers on the worldwide box office chart, leading to a rather appropriate worldwide MCU top three of nothing but Avengers films.
Avengers: Infinity War now claiming the title of all-time highest-grossing superhero film, the pivotal MCU entry marches toward a projected final take of somewhere over $2 billion. That would place it so far above everything else in the genre - next highest-grosser The Avengers has a worldwide haul of $1.52 billion - that it's not hard to imagine Infinity War sitting on top of this particular mountain for many years, if not decades, to come. That said, one wonders just how many of these records might get broken again next year, when Avengers 4 arrives to settle the score with Thanos.
Source: Press Release