Avengers: Endgame is first film ever to reach $1 billion during worldwide box office opening

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters, and before its release, it was breaking presales records by becoming the best-selling presales movie of all time. With the presales breaking records, it’s no surprise to see the film breaking the box office records during its opening week. Avengers: Endgame has decimated the box office records by grossing an estimated $1.2 billion worldwide for its debut. It’s the first film ever to reach $1 billion in its opening weekend.

Avengers: Endgame reached $1 billion in just five days. For comparison, Avengers: Infinity War reached that amount in 11 days. It also broke records domestically and internationally with $350 million at the domestic box office and $859 million internationally. The film opened in China with an estimated $330.5 million.

“Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Though ‘Endgame’ is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”

“From the very beginning with ‘Iron Man,’ all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life onscreen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics,” said Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “That we’ve had so many other successes in this journey leading to this unbelievable result with ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has been almost entirely due to the fans around the world who have supported us through it all. Our directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, and our writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, really brought this story home, and I am also incredibly thankful for our cast and filmmakers from across the MCU and all who’ve worked so hard to make these films the best they can be, including the amazing teams at Marvel Studios and Disney. And of course, without Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, none of this would have been possible.”

“We poured our heart and soul into ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world,” said directors Anthony and Joe Russo. “Our family of cast and crew felt honored to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans – thank you.”

Check out the full stats below:

  • #1 domestic ($350M), international ($859M), and global ($1,209.0M) debuts
  • #1 domestic Thursday previews ($60M)
  • #1 domestic single-day gross and #1 domestic Friday gross ($156.7M)
  • #1 domestic Saturday ($109M) and Sunday ($84.3M) grosses; Saturday is first $100M+ day without previews
  • #1 China opening day ($107.8M) and opening weekend ($330.5M) and already ranking as the #4 non-local film ever released there
  • Fastest film to $1B globally (5 days)
  • 8th Marvel Studios film to cross $1B; 2nd to cross $1B this year (with “Captain Marvel”)
  • Biggest industry opening weekend across all regions and in 44 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France (admissions, non-local), Italy (non-local), Spain, UK/Ireland
  • Biggest industry single-day grosses in 29 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, UK/Ireland
  • Biggest IMAX global debut ($91.5M)
  • 96% Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score
  • A+ CinemaScore (U.S.)

Check out our review of Avengers: Endgame here.

Synopsis: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from the screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

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