‘Avengers: Endgame’ Smashes Global Box Office Records with $1.2 BILLION Opening


Avengers: Endgame has completely smashed box office records and has become the first film in history to earn a billion bucks over its opening weekend.

Indeed, it surpassed the billion-dollar mark by racking up about $1.2 billion world wide from its Thursday night debut.

In the past it has taken at least weeks, if not months, or even years, for a film to break the one billion mark. But Endgame did it in only four days.

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The culmination of ten years of Marvel superhero movies, had already smashed the global box office record even in its first two days in theaters.

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By Friday, the latest Marvel blockbuster had already made $644 million world wide making it the biggest opening of any film in history, according to CNN Business.

Before Saturday even began, Endgame had beaten its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, which made $641 million for its entire opening weekend.

Endgame also broke the record in China for the biggest opening ever, ringing up $217 million in ticket sales.

The records are breaking in the U.S., as well. Thus far, Endgame toppled 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens by earning an estimated $156.7 million on Friday, $37 million more that the Star Wars record.

Industry beancounters are now estimating that Endgame could earn as much as $310 million by Sunday evening in the domestic market, a take that smashes the $258 million earned by Infinity War.

By Sunday, though, that box office had leapt to $355 million in the U.S. alone.

At this rate, Avengers: Endgame will join the billion-dollar club earlier than any previous film.

Marvel studio has earned an amazing $19 billion worldwide since debuting its first blockbuster, Ironman, a decade ago.

Other records Endgame will likely smash include Largest Thursday Preview Gross, Largest Friday, Opening Day and Single Day, Opening Weekend, April Opening, Spring Opening, and fastest to earn 150 million, $200 million, $250 million, and $300 million, among others.

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