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Avengers: Infinity War isn’t as big of a success on its premiere day as The Force Awakens was. But it got pretty darn close.

The latest installment of the Marvel franchise earned $106 million at the U.S. domestic box office on Friday, CNN reported, narrowly missing the first-day record of $119 million established by the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga in 2015.

Disney now is projecting the opening weekend box office receipts could total between $225-$240 million (the opening-weekend record is The Force Awakens at $248 million).

Although the Daily Dot’s Gavia Baker-Whitelaw wrote that Infinity War delivered epic thrills but left her hanging, the film has an 84 percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an audience rating of 93 percent.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.