‘Avengers: Endgame’ obliterates records with $1.2B opening
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, from left, poses with members of the cast of “Avengers: End Game,” Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
“Avengers: Endgame” has shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in domestic ticket sales and $1.2 billion globally.
The Marvel Studios superhero blockbuster far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations. The movie’s domestic haul blew past the previous record of $257.7 million, set last year by “Avengers: Infinity War.”
“Endgame” was just as enormous overseas. Worldwide, it obliterated the previous record of $640.5 million, also set by “Infinity War.”
To accommodate demand, the Walt Disney Co. released “Endgame” in more theaters than any opening before. Advance ticketing services set new records. And some theaters even stayed open 72 hours straight.