When Avengers: Endgame broke the record for fastest-selling tickets online, there was little doubt that it would be one of the biggest films of 2019. The final film featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes sets numerous new records at the box office while obliterating previous ones. Endgame opened to the tune of $350 million in North America, shattering the previous record of $257.6 million set by Avengers: Infinity War the same weekend last year and destroying Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $248 million, Star Wars: The Last Jedi at $220 million and Jurassic World at $208 million. Avengers: Endgame set the bar way up by raking in $1.2 billion worldwide.
The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had a strong opening in China, making $330 million in five days. The currently sits at No.4 for best Western film in the country. International box offices continue to explode as the film took in $859 million in just three days – Wednesday to Friday – knocking “The Fate of the Furious” ($443 million) of its pedestal.
To make up for the three-hour run time, Disney distributed Avengers: Endgame to 4,662 theaters across North America and Canada, making it the most wide spread film of all time. The movie is screening on as many as four screens in some theaters, besting the location count of Despicable Me 3 (4,529), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (4,475), Infinity War (4,474) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (4,468). AMC Theaters reported 63,000 showings of Endgame across its circuit, beating out Black Panther by 10,000, earning the film the record for the most showtimes in history.
In addition to China, Avengers: Endgame scored the biggest opening weekend in 43 markets across the globe including the U.K./Ireland, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and France. It also set the record biggest single day opening in 29 markets.
Avengers: Endgame’s debut weekend is certainly one for the record books and there are still more pages to fill in the weeks to come and it could help bolster the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home which hits theaters July 2, 2019. It is already to most expensive film made with a budget between $350 – $400 million.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter