With it being the opening weekend of “Avengers: Endgame,” The heroes are in the spotlight once more for the last time. Only three days out in theaters, Endgame destroyed the box office records with a staggering $350 million in North America alone. Across the world, it totaled over $1.2 billion.
The fourth and last Avengers superhero movie by Disney-Marvel captivated moviegoers from all over the world. Endgame topped the previous Avengers movie, “Infinity War” by almost $100 million in the country. Meanwhile, the movie earned an excess of $560 million compared to “Infinity War” across the globe. Just in China, the movie generated a staggering $329 million over its five-day weekend launch.
Joe and Anthony Russo directed this box office champ which features a ton of famous stars. Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Bradly Cooper, Josh Brolin, and Daina Gurira are only some of the names.
Marvel Universe Saga leading up to Endgame
“Avengers: Endgame” makes for the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that began in 2008 with “Iron Man”. Together, those films made over $19 billion worldwide in the box office. Here are a few records that Endgame could or has already broken as of this weekend.
According to the senior media analyst at Comscore, Paul Dergarabedian, Endgame is the final piece of the culmination of a commitment over a decade long from Marvel to their audience and the devotion of the fans to these characters. This enormous debut shows continuous delivery of great movies along with great characters portrayed by what he claims as possibly the best-casted group of actors ever in cinematic history. Dergarabedian also says Marvel has rewritten the rules and in doing so, made box office history.
Box Office Records Belong to the Marvel Universe
Even critics seem to support “Avengers: Endgame” giving it a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes. This score is the second best from a Marvel movie, first place going to “Black Panther” at 97%. According to Comscore/Screen Engine, about 61% of the North American Audience so far bought their tickets in advance online.
The success of “Avengers: Endgame” provides a needed push to the box office in North America. This year, it was down 16.7% to $2.94 billion on the 24th of April. As of this Sunday, according to Comscore, the gap dropped to 13.3%.
Dergarabedian says that the Avengers proved yet another one of their powers in that they can knock several points off the year-to-date deficit by merely banding together for a final stand. Thanks to Endgame, it has given an excellent start to this summer, if not year, being the largest box office has ever seen.
A report from Imax claims that “Avengers: Endgame” broke its opening record worldwide with $91.5 million. This record is 92% over “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the previous record holder.
Alan Horn, chairman of Disney Studios, says the Marvel team challenged notions of what is possible at the theater. Both with the box office and in terms of storytelling. Thankfully for fans, Endgame is far from being the last in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These first 22 movies, however, show a remarkable achievement proven by this weekend’s great success. The talent in these movies, Horn says, along with their passion is matched by the enthusiastic fans across the globe.