'Avengers: Endgame' Decimates Record Books with $1.2 Billion Global Debut (No Spoilers)

LazyLion

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'Avengers: Endgame' Decimates Record Books with $1.2 Billion Global Debut

Heading into the weekend it was a foregone conclusion that Avengers: Endgame would deliver the largest opening weekend of all-time, both domestically and globally, but to deliver a three-day domestic gross totaling an estimated $350 million and a global weekend over $1 billion was almost inconceivable. 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.
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This might have been asked and answered in the official Endgame thread, but do you need to have watched Captain Marvel before Endgame?
 

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This might have been asked and answered in the official Endgame thread, but do you need to have watched Captain Marvel before Endgame?
While not essential per say, the mid credit scene during Captain Marvel kind of explains her arrival in Endgame. You can follow fine without it but it's a nice little piece of connective tissue so that her sudden presence in the story isn't so out of left field.
 

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People don't realize that Endgame opened everywhere including China at the same time hence the insane numbers. This is extremely rare. Usually, China is last after 3-4 weeks. A massive drop is anticipated during the second weekend.
 
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This bloody movie better be good. I'm going to watch it with a cousin and it's almost permanently booked out. Only kak seats available.
 

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People don't realize that Endgame opened everywhere including China at the same time hence the insane numbers. This is extremely rare. Usually, China is last after 3-4 weeks. A massive drop is anticipated during the second weekend.
Doubt it. Shows are still booked out. People who weren't able to get tickets last week will probably be going this week or next. Also lots of people going back for a 2nd viewing.

This is not one of those movies that people will wait to pirate, simply because everyone is talking about it and they will want to avoid spoilers...
 

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This bloody movie better be good. I'm going to watch it with a cousin and it's almost permanently booked out. Only kak seats available.
Haven't heard so much cheering in the cinema in a long time!
 

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Haven't heard so much cheering in the cinema in a long time!
I booked tickets for saturday morning. Haven't seen a movie this booked out in years. I can't in fact remember it ever happening locally, might be though.
 
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