Today that figure has become a reality as Endgame not only delivered an estimated $350 million over the course of its first three days in domestic release, but a massive $1.2 billion at the global box office in just its first five days in release.
Endgame's estimated $350 million debut will almost surely improve once actuals are revealed on Monday afternoon, but for now the film's opening is nearly $93 million larger than the previous record set by Avengers: Infinity War ($257.69 million) just last year and a whopping 90% of the overall weekend market share.
After critics were overwhelmingly in support of the film heading into the weekend, the film's opening weekend crowd gave it an "A+" CinemaScore, the third such grade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside The Avengers and Black Panther. The audience was 57% male and 61% was 25 years of age or older.
Looking ahead, forecasting just where exactly Endgame will end up is near impossible, but if we were to compare to Infinity War's domestic debut, that film went on to gross nearly $680 million at the domestic box office. Should Endgame deliver a similar multiplier we're talking about a domestic performance topping $920 million, which would put it just shy of the current record domestic gross of $936.6 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015.
Whether Endgame is able to reach that mark will be a story for another day, but it seems safe to assume it will, at the very least, become the second largest domestic release of all-time considering the lowest multiplier for a film in the MCU is Captain America: Civil War's 2.27x, which would give Endgame a nearly $800 million domestic run.
The final installment in the Avengers saga landed an enormous $156.7 million on Friday after a stunning international debut on Wednesday, which included a $107 million opening day in China. “Endgame’s” first Stateside day marks the highest opening day of all time, beating out “Star Wars: The Force Awakens'” $119 million. Since “Endgame’s” international debut, which saw openings in 46 markets, the Disney pic has accumulated an estimated $487 million overseas for a global total of $643.7 million.
Some estimates place its three-day haul in a more conservative range, between $310 million and $340 million. “Endgame’s” $156.7 million U.S. opening day marks a 47% increase over “Avengers: Infinity War’s” $106.3 million. “Infinity War” also currently holds the record for largest debut weekend with $257.7 million — a number sure to be obliterated by “Endgame.” The superhero
Avengers: Endgame, Marvel's conclusion to the Infinity Saga, broke just about every conceivable box office record this weekend.
Avengers: Endgame broke box office records this weekend. What box office records? All of them.
Disney's conclusion to this era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe made nearly $1.2 billion worldwide. That's by far the best opening weekend of all time. In fact, it's the first film to ever cross $1 billion in such a short time frame (five days). Avengers: Infinity War took 11 days.
Domestically, Avengers: Endgame took in $350 million. That breaks the opening weekend record by nearly $100 million. That record previously belonged to Avengers: Infinity War, and its now-puny $257 million. On a more granular domestic level, Avengers: Endgame absolutely dominated, The film shattered the opening night record with $60 million on Thursday night screenings alone, which topped the $57 million earned by Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
It’s the top domestic preview number of all time, besting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $57 million in 2015.
Anticipation has been sky high this year for fourth and final Avengers movie. “Avengers: Endgame” will open in over 4,600 North American theaters this weekend, marking the widest release of any movie at the domestic box office. The current opening weekend record for North America was set a year ago when “Avengers: Infinity War” launhed with $257.7 million.
The movie has taken in $305 million in its first two days of global release in 46 markets, led by a powerful $154 million in China.
“The moment the world has been waiting for is finally here as Marvel’s epic and mind-blowing ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has begun its global domination of the multiplex and is already breaking
As of early LA time last night, Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame grossed $43M from showtimes that started at 6PM, however, this morning, many believe that a record toppling Star Wars: Force Awakens’ Thursday night ($57M) is in store. Disney typically reports around 8 AM. Already off early evening shows, Endgame set a Marvel Thursday night/preview record besting the $39M made by Avengers: Infinity War a year ago.
Meanwhile, among films already in full play, guess what was No. 1 last night? Captain Marvel which made an estimated $1.3M to New Line’s Curse of Llorona‘s $998K. Captain Marvel‘s running total through 7 weeks is $405.5M.
The attention was well deserved. While rival DC is now finding its footing after a long miss and hit string of mostly dark
Disney and Marvel’s upcoming superhero epic should light the box office on fire when it launches this weekend, with the hopes of setting domestic, international, and global records. In North America alone, “Avengers: Endgame” is expected to earn between $250 million and $268 million in its first three days of release. If it hits the higher part of that range it would qualify as the biggest domestic debut of all time, a distinction currently held by 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the precursor to “Endgame,” which launched with $257.7 million.
Advance ticket sales have been sky high for “Endgame,” so box office watchers are confident the grand conclusion to the current phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be one for the record books. At the very least, the opening weekend of “Endgame” will position itself as one of the best launches ever. Disney
According to Deadline, the theater chain has 29 of its cinemas scheduled to be open around-the-clock this Thursday through Friday. On top of that, 18 theaters are open nonstop Thursday through Saturday, while an additional 17 locations will keep going into Sunday, staying open for 72 hours straight.
AMC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer Elizabeth Frank explained these drastic measures as follows.
“AMC guests have already purchased more tickets to Avengers: Endgame than we’ve ever sold in advance of a film’s
As Deadline reported earlier, AMC — together with the No. 2 and 3 chains Regal and Cinemark — are estimated to be driving 90% of the $120M-plus advance ticket sales for Endgame, according to industry sources. That figure far exceeds the $100M presales made by Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it opened in December 2015.
This afternoon AMC reported that 29 of its theaters are scheduled to be open around-the-clock this Thursday through Friday for Endgame, with 18 open nostop from Thursday through Saturday. And on top of that, 17 additional AMC locations will be opening between Thursday night and Sunday for 72 hours straight.
“AMC guests have already purchased more tickets to Avengers: Endgame than we
Again, it’s not clear if all of those presales are designated for this weekend at the box office, but the projection makes sense: Avengers: Endgame shattered the first 24-hour advance tickets sales record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Fandango four years ago and other exhibitor ticketing outlets. Prior to that pic’s once-historic opening domestic weekend of $247.9M, Force Awakens’ presales were estimated to be north of $100M.
We hear that the big three chains — AMC, Regal and Cinemark — currently are driving 75% of Endgame‘s presales.
Fandango reported this month that
Reddit user A1_ebrock is responsible for pointing this out. In Snoke’s only appearance in Tfa, the Supreme Leader of the First Order warns General Hux and Kylo Ren that their plans could soon be scuppered. “The droid will soon be delivered to the resistance, leading them to the last Jedi,” the villain says. “If Skywalker returns, the new Jedi will Rise.”
You can refresh your memory of the scene below:
Of course, this scene also almost name-checks Tfa‘s title,
“Part of the journey is the end,” Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark says in voiceover from 2008 “Iron Man” footage in the new trailer posted Friday, courtesy of Fandango Movieclips.
“Try to save as many people as we can, sometimes that doesn’t mean everybody,” is heard, as superheroes dissolve into dust and vanish, the shocking end of “Infinity War.” Thor, Thanos, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy and even Rocket flash before the screen.
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The world has changed, and they are at war. Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk and everyone else in the McU fight to save humanity…
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter after Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed that she’ll be meeting with the likes of Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in May as they plot out “the next ten years or more” of Star Wars.
“We knew we were going to close [the Skywalker Saga] up; we knew that even before we started The Force Awakens,” said Kennedy. “We are looking at the next saga. We are not just looking at another trilogy; we’re really looking at the next ten years or more. [The Rise of Skywalker] is the culmination of the Skywalker Saga; it
Near the start of this month, THR forecast a domestic opening in the range of $200-$250 million. Shortly afterwards, Deadline suggested that the Avengers: Infinity War sequel has “a good shot” at passing $260 million, and may even approach the $300 million mark. And now, ComicBook.com has spoken to three box office analysts, whose estimates are at least as generous.
Boxoffice chief analyst Shawn Robbins, for instance, said that a $300 million domestic opening could end up being “very probable,” though he admits that Endgame’s record-breaking projections bring us into untested waters.
“It’s unprecedented territory,” Robbins said. “The numbers that are out floating around out there no matter where you look, it’s on a level that I don’t even think the most optimistic and/or sort of expected.
Anyone who has paid attention to Mark Hamill online, knows how much the actor enjoys interacting with his fans, this includes teasing them now and again. Trolling Star Wars fans seems to be one of his favourite past times in fact.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hamill spoke about the fun he had trolling fans with Seth Meyers: “[Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker] comes out in December so I only have eight months of trolling left. I love to tease the fans online. It drives them crazy. I’m sure Disney is not happy about it, but what are they gonna do, fire me? It’s too late.”
It’s certainly true that Disney can’t
In the 1950s, von Sydow had his big breakthrough in a trio of Ingmar Bergman films — “The Seventh Seal,” “Wild Strawberries” and “The Magician” — while still in his 20s, but with the wisdom and sadness of the world in his eyes. Von Sydow has appeared in such fan favorites as “Game of Thrones,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rush Hour 3” and David Lynch’s “Dune.” But to most, he’s synonymous with his 11 films for Bergman and “The Exorcist.” In A.D. Murphy’s enthusiastic Variety review of the latter on Dec. 24, 1973, he said of von Sydow, “His performance is one of controlled dedication.
While fans around the world enjoyed seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in cinemas, one point of complaint was that the film was very similar to A New Hope.
What does director J.J. Abrams think of this? Well, in a recent interview with Fandango, the director touched on this very subject:
“We’ve gotten a lot of flack for people saying, ‘Oh, Force Awakens was just a remake of New Hope,’ and while that was something that obviously was never the intention, it was about introducing new characters [and] using the old, and there’s a natural sense in any hero’s journey of certain tenants will come to play.”
Abrams also discussed how this impacts The Rise of Skywalker: “We very much wanted to make
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