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Avengers: Infinity War tops $95 million on opening day

Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is poised to break opening-weekend records, raking in at least $95 million by midday Friday after opening in previews Thursday night, Deadline reports.

The action flick is on track to be the second-largest U.S. launch ever, Variety reports, and is expected to grab $225 million in its first weekend. The massively popular Avengers franchise includes popular Marvel characters like Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, and Black Panther, and Infinity War is the third film to bring all the characters together.

If the weekend goes well, Infinity War's debut would be second only to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which garnered $248 million in its 2015 opening weekend. The superhero saga also became the second-largest opening in number of venues, playing in 4,474 North American locations, reports Variety. Only five films in history have ever topped $200 million in their domestic debuts.