Avengers: Endgame Heads for $300 Million U.S. Opening
Early Estimates Showed That Disney-Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame Is Heading For A Record-breaking Opening Weekend For Around $300 Million In North America.
The final and fourth chapter of Avengers opened astronomically with a record of $60 million in North America as per Thursday night previews. On Friday, it was expected to leap another $80 million. One estimate placed the movie in around $315 million range.
Avengers: Endgame which launches at 4,662 North American theaters is the most comprehensive release of any movie at the domestic box office.
Current projections reflect that Avengers: Endgame will overcome the debut weekend record for North America set a year ago when “Avengers: Infinity War” launched with $257.7 million, which topped the previous record of $248 set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015.
In its two days of global release on Wednesday and Thursday in around 46 markets, the movie took a stunning $305 million, leading $154 million in China.
The Chinese opening day broke a record with $107 million where the U.K. is the second biggest market with $15.3 million followed by South Korea with $14.2 million and Australia with $13.9 million.
Avengers: Endgame debuted in every international market in the weekend except Russia. Critics strongly believe and support the fact that the movie is helping a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The score 96% is the second best ever score earned by a Marvel release after Black Panther scored 97%
Anthony and Joe Russo directed the movie whereas script is by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film stars high profile actors like Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Brie Larson, Danai Gurira, and Josh Brolin.