'Avengers: Endgame' Shatters Multiple Box Office Records With $1.2 Billion Opening
Marvel Studios' ‘Avengers: Endgame’ made an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office this opening weekend, making it the only film in history to cross the $1 billion threshold for its debut. It’s prequel, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ previously held the record with a $640 million worldwide opening last year.
The film, which started rolling out internationally on Wednesday, took just 5 days to cross the $1 billion mark.
‘Endgame’ also shattered the domestic opening record. The film brought in an estimated $350 million throughout North America this weekend, blowing past Infinity War which held the previous domestic record with $258 million.
Shockingly, the final film in the Avengers franchise even managed to exceed the industry’s own heady expectations. Analysts predicted that the film could make anywhere from $250 million to $300 million domestically.
The film grossed an estimated $860 million overseas. That crushes the record for the biggest opening weekend internationally, which was held by 2017's ‘The Fate of the Furious.’
The film's massive global returns were largely due to China. ‘Endgame’ made $330 million there, which is the highest-grossing debut ever in China.
"We're watching a monumental moment in the history of cinema unfold—one that the entire world is experiencing together," said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com.
Robbins added that the film is the "pay off Disney and Marvel have been promising" over its last decade of blockbuster films.
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