Avengers: Endgame’s Snaps Box Office Records with $1.2 Billion Global Opening

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Marvel’s latest Avengers: Endgame film did “Whatever it Takes” and broke records all across the world opening weekend.

The 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic universe, was the fourth Avengers film and accounted for more than 4 out of every 5 tickets sold in the United States. It blew past the previous Avengers: Infinity War by $560 million (globally.)

Endgame did $350 million domestically, and almost as much in China with $329 million over five days.

According to Variety, here are a list of records Avengers: End Game broke.

  • Biggest China opening day: “Avengers: Endgame” set the record on April 24 for the biggest opening day and biggest single day in Chinese history with $107.2 million, surpassing China’s homegrown production “Monster Hunt 2.”
  • International record breaker: It became the biggest single-day performer in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Korea (by number of admissions), the U.K., Brazil, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Trinidad and Uruguay. It also registered the top opening day in Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.
  • Thursday preview record: In the U.S., “Avengers: Endgame” set a record for top Thursday preview gross at $60 million, beating the 2015 record of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $57 million.
  • Domestic weekend record: Disney projected on Friday afternoon that “Avengers: Endgame” would finish the domestic opening weekend at about $300 million, demolishing last year’s record set by “Avengers: Infinity War” with $257.7 million.
  • Most screens for one film: “Avengers: Endgame” is setting a record by showing at 4,662 North American locations.

It’s also on track to break other records as it progresses.

The three hour + running time clearly did not impact the audience attendance in the slightest. I do wonder if it impacted theater beverage sales though?

Avengers: Endgame is directed by the Russo brothers and is the conclusion the Avengers films and first 10 years of the MCU and has an epic scope that showcases a bunch of characters from all the various films so far.

If you haven’t seen it you will probably want to, but don’t drink too much first.

Have you seen the new film? What did you think? Comment and let us know!

 


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