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'Infinity War' to Set Record, Fastest to Surpass $1 Billion

The previous record of fastest time for a movie to make a $1 billion was 12 days for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

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    'Infinity War' to Set Record, Fastest to Surpass $1 Billion
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    This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman, center, in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War." (Marvel Studios via AP)

    "Avengers: Infinity War" is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business.

    The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days.

    The previous record of fastest time for a movie to make a $1 billion was 12 days for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

    The star-stuffed "Infinity Wars" features Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Chadwick Boseman, whose "Black Panther" movie has made more than $1.3 billion and remains in theaters.

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