Jeremy Renner Says 'Avengers: Infinity War' Directors Received Death Threats Over Hawkeye

Carla Harmon
June 13, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War has achieved another major milestone: passing $2 billion at the global box office.

Avengers: Infinity War has officially crossed the $2 billion mark worldwide.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Becomes Fourth Pic To Cross $2 Billion Global Mark

The superhero tent pole opened to $257.6 million last weekend, attaining the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time.

Even before the completion of two weeks of release, Infinity War became the fastest film to surpass the $1 billion mark in global earnings in just 11 days.

In the domestic market, which comprises of the United States and Canada, Infinity War is now the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, only behind The Force Awakens ($936.6 million), Avatar ($760.5 million), Black Panther ($699.4 million), and Titanic ($659.3 million). This makes Infinity War the fourth film in movie history to earn such a distinction. It reached the milestone one day earlier than "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Jeremy Renner, who portrays Hawkeye in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films, recently addressed the fan response to his lack of a role in an interview with USA Today. Its domestic and worldwide debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5M even without China.

Now we can all start speculating whether or not next year's Avengers 4 will top this. Avengers 4, which will pick up after the universe-altering effects from Infinity War, is set to hit theaters May 3, 2019.

Renner was predictably tightlipped about Avengers 4 (the Russos "cooked up a story for him that is a little bit of a long play" for the film).

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo received death threats from fans due to Hawkeye's absence in "Avengers: Infinity War", Jeremy Renner revealed. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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