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AVENGERS: ENDGAME bows with a record breaking $1.2B opening



Avengers: Endgame (Marvel Studios)

The weekend is over, the numbers are in and Disney’s Avengers: Endgame has opened to record breaking numbers. the Marvel Studios production had been expected to gross around $800M globally across the weekend. That number has swelled to an estimated $1.2B!

Let’s start with North America where the movie grossed an estimated $350M. That figure breaks the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time, breezing past 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War ($257.69M). As it stands that’s growth of $93M on the previous record and could grow to $100M when the final numbers come in.

According to Box Office Mojo the number has broken a number of domestic records over the weekend:

If you thought that was impressive you ain’t seen nothing yet! The international debut came in at $859M! That’s over $400M over the previous record which was set by The Fate of the Furious. the global bow of $1.2B is almost double that of Avengers: Infinity Way which bowed with $640M last year.

Top markets for Endgame include:

  • China ($330.5M)
  • UK ($53.8M)
  • Korea ($47.4M)
  • Mexico ($33.1M)
  • Australia ($30.8M)
  • Germany ($26.9M)
  • India ($26.7M)
  • Brazil ($26.0M)
  • France ($24.2M)
  • Italy ($19.0M)
  • Philippines ($17.9M)
  • Thailand ($14.3M)
  • Indonesia ($14.1M)
  • Spain ($13.3M)
  • Japan ($13.0M)
  • Hong Kong ($12.5M)
  • Taiwan ($12.3M)

As part of its record breaking global debut, Endgame delivered the biggest opening day in China with $107.8M as well as the largest five-day opening weekend in the market ($330.5M). The movie already ranks as the fourth biggest non-local film ever in the market.

Additionally, the film delivered the largest industry openings in 44 markets, including Australia ($30.8M), Korea ($47.4M), Brazil ($26M), Mexico ($33.1M), France ($24.2M, non-local), Italy ($19M, non-local), Spain ($13.3M) and the UK ($53.8M).

The question now becomes how quickly will Endgame get to $2B and where will it end from there?

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Avengers: Endgame is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett, Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.

The film arrives in cinemas in April 25 in the UK and April 26 in North America.

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