'Avengers: Endgame' Breaks All Box Office Records, Opens to $1.2B Debut

Joanna Estrada
April 29, 2019

The debut of Avengers: Endgame has turned box office records into dust with an estimated AUD$1.7 billion taking from global screenings, including almost AUD$500 million from North American cinemas alone.

Endgame's box office figures were boosted thanks to the $329 million (£254m) it made in China - whereas Avengers: Infinity War wasn't released in the country until two weeks after it was released elsewhere. But if there's a place in box office coverage for "whoa, Nellie" anymore, it is perhaps here. This makes it the first film to ever reach that total on its opening weekend, and the eighth Marvel film to reach that total, period. In other words: not only did the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios top themselves, they did so by nearly $100M.

There had been concerns that the three-hour runtime of "Avengers: Endgame" would dissuade some moviegoers from taking in the final chapter of the Marvel superheroes serial. "And of course, without Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, none of this would have been possible". It's Avengers: Endgame's world and we're just living in it. Our family of cast and crew felt honored to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. "To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans - thank you". The previous record holder was "Infinity War" with $641 million. The film which opened in Indian theaters on Friday, managed to collect over Rs 104 crore within 2 days of its release, reports Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Some estimates place the superhero film's expected weekend haul between $310 million and $340 million, while The Hollywood Reporter expects it to exceed $340 million and rival Variety is forecasting domestic sales could reach $345 million.

On the first day, the film had collected 53.10 crores and now on the second day too it has maintained the momentum, what with 51.40 crores coming in. It also had the biggest Saturday ever and the biggest Sunday ever.

The movie marks the epic conclusion to the Marvel Studio's 10-year long series of blockbusters.

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