Oh, snap. The early opening weekend numbers are in for Avengers: Endgame and although it was a safe bet the film would rake when it came to box office earnings, the numbers it has put up already are downright Mind Stone shattering.
According to the official Walt Disney Company press release, Endgame has become the first film ever to exceed $1 billion in its opening weekend, with an estimated 1.209 billion dollars in the global market and $350 million domestically. That’s $93 million more than previous record holder Avengers: Infinity War, which earned $257.69 million in its opening weekend.
Some more interesting statistics for Avengers: Endgame from the Walt Disney press release:
- No. 1 domestic ($350 million), international ($859 million), and global ($1.209 billion) debuts
- No. 1 domestic Thursday previews ($60 million)
- No. 1 domestic single-day gross and No. 1 domestic Friday gross ($156.7 million)
- No. 1 domestic Saturday ($109 million) and Sunday ($84.3 million) grosses; Saturday is first $100 million+ day without previews
- No. 1 China opening day ($107.8 million) and opening weekend ($330.5 million) and already ranking as the No. 4 non-local film ever released there
- Fastest film to $1 billion globally (five days)
- Eighth Marvel Studios film to cross $1 billion; second to cross $1 billion this year (with Captain Marvel)
- Biggest industry opening weekend across all regions and in 44 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France (admissions, non-local), Italy (non-local), Spain, UK/Ireland
- Biggest industry single-day grosses in 29 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, UK/Ireland
- Biggest IMAX global debut ($91.5 million)
- 96 percent Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score
- A+ CinemaScore (U.S.)
“Marvel Studios now holds the top two global openings of all time (Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War), as well as six of the top 10 domestic debuts and two of the top three international,” the press release goes on to say. “Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), an unprecedented collection of interconnected films, all of which have opened No. 1 domestically. Globally, the films have grossed a collective $19.9 billion to date, with the four Avengers films–The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame–accounting for nearly $6.2 billion.”
We here at AiPT! extend our congratulations to the Russo Brothers as well, the first directors in history to make three $1 billion films. The Russos had this to say in the press release:
From the very beginning with Iron Man, all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life onscreen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics… That we’ve had so many other successes in this journey leading to this unbelievable result with Avengers: Endgame has been almost entirely due to the fans around the world who have supported us through it all. Our directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, and our writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, really brought this story home, and I am also incredibly thankful for our cast and filmmakers from across the MCU and all who’ve worked so hard to make these films the best they can be, including the amazing teams at Marvel Studios and Disney. And of course, without Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, none of this would have been possible.
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