In just five days, ‘Avengers: The Endgame’ earned more than $1.2 billion at the global box office shattering the previous record for the highest weekend total of $641 million set by ‘Avengers: The Infinity War’ in 2018. This is unprecedented, and the film is the first ever to reach the billion dollar mark in such a short time frame.
However, this is not the only record that ‘Avengers: The Endgame’ broke. Beating expectations, the film took in a record-breaking $350 million during its opening weekend in the U.S. alone. The previous record holder was ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ that hauled in $257.6 million during its opening weekend. Disney’s own estimates for the weekend opening were between $310 million to $340 million. Industry’s revised estimates were more than $360 million for the weekend.
Internationally, the film earned $859 million setting the record for the highest opening weekend haul in the history of cinema. The previous record holder was ‘The Fate of the Furious’ that earned $443 million during its opening weekend in 2017.
Additionally, no film has ever averaged more than $59,000 per theater, a record set by ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2015. But beating estimates, ‘Endgame’ went on to haul in an average of $75,075 per theater across 4,662 theatres in the U.S.
To meet the demand, theater owners are now bending the norms to accommodate more shows in a 12-hour day period. They are adding more shows even at odd hours including ones at 4 am and 7 am whose tickets are either sold out or close to being sold out.
In short, ‘Endgame’s' monumental weekend success proves the enthusiasm that the Marvel Comic Series has instilled in its fans across the world.