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According to The Toronto Star, the person being "arrested" was actually 42-year-old Frank Coraci, who made a decision to take a stroll through the city dressed as Thanos to entertain people following the April 23 van attack that left 10 people dead.

The debut of Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) "Avengers: Infinity War" in China over the weekend drew in $200 million, which now ranks it in the top five worldwide film releases. Its direct sequel, the still-officially-untitled Avengers 4, is due out in theaters May 3, 2019.


Right off the bat you can safely assume that Avengers: Infinity War (which is only in it's third week of release) has another $70 million in the tank, so it will easily hop over Jurassic World to take the number 4 all-time slot.

The $200 million opening in China is that nation's second-largest debut ever, behind only The Fate of the Furious. To celebrate, Marvel Studios has dropped the prices on many of its superhero movies to $10 on digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. Subsequent reports said that Infinity War outpaced Avengers: Age of Ultron's pre-release sales by 1000%. In North American currency, that makes the film the highest opener for a Hollywood film. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos, who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently crossing $15 billion in worldwide box office receipts, the moviegoing public's hunger for comic book films seemingly knows no bounds.


"Infinity War", with $1.06 billion overseas, is also the first superhero film to gross more than $1 billion overseas. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

The film has also become the fastest film to cross US$1 billion (S$1.34 billion) globally, with the possibility that it could hit US$2 billion by the end of its theatrical run, according to Forbes. Beware, there are spoilers for Infinity War below.


Iron Man in a still from Avengers: Infinity War.

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