Once again, the Avengers have assembled for the biggest opening weekend box office haul in the history of movies, shattering every box office milestone as they go.
Multiple reports have confirmed that Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame raked in an estimated $1.2 billion at the global box office in its opening weekend. As it stands, the movie remains the only flick to ever surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend.
Endgame broke the previous record set by its predecessor, Avengers: infinity War. The latter, which was released in 2018, pulled in a then- record-breaking $640 million in its opening weekend.
Infinity War ended up grossing a little over $2 billion when all estimates were accumulated, going on to become the 4th highest grossing movie of all time (behind Avatar, Titanic, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens) .
However, estimates suggest that Endgame would be giving all four movies a run for their money. The movie, which was only released on April 26, needed just four days to cross the billion-dollar mark (making it the fastest movie to ever reach the milestone).
Somehow, Endgame was able to exceed all expectations. Analysts had predicted that it would make anywhere from $260 million to $300 million domestically.
However, it beat even the wildest estimate with a jaw-dropping $350 million total. Apart from crushing analysts’ expectations, this number also blew away the previous $258 million opening domestic record that was set by Infinity War.
It also grossed $859 million overseas, crushing the record for biggest international opening set by 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious”
In the ten years since the debut of the first Iron Man movie, Marvel Studios has made almost $20 billion at the worldwide box office.
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