Batista celebrates record-smashing opening weekend for “Avengers: Infinity War”
Everyone is talking about “Avengers: Infinity War,” and with good reason. The massive Marvel team-up film, in addition to garnering both critical and commercial success, has broken box office records in both the United States and worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt and WWE’s own Batista as Drax the Destroyer of the Guardians of the Galaxy, who join forces with the Avengers to battle the villainous Thanos.
Earning $640.9 million at the global box office, the movie conquered previous weekend record-holder “The Fate of the Furious,” which raked in $541.9 million in its opening weekend last year. So, yes, Batista just beat The Rock.
“Avengers: Infinity War” also raked in $258.2 million in North America, surpassing that of previous opening weekend recordholder “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which earned $248 million when it opened in 2015.
Check out Dolph Ziggler and Renee Young’s recent interviews with Batista and his “Avengers: Infinity War” castmates below.