“Avengers Endgame” Assembles a $2 Billion Box Office Record
Since the release of “Avengers Endgame” on April 26, it was always clear that the film was going to break box office records. Though some doubted the film would break the threshold of $300 million in its opening weekend, the film ended up exceeding even that expectation by making $357 million in the US and $1.2 billion worldwide. Many theaters even gave the film extra screenings in order to accommodate its mammoth 182-minute runtime.
Now, the film can add even more records to the notches in Thanos’ belt. According to Box Office Mojo, the film has grossed an estimated $145.8 million in its second weekend; handily trouncing the light competition it faced. The other weekend grosses are the horror film “The Intruder” at $11 million, the comedy “Long Shot” at $10 million and the animated toy adaptation “Ugly Dolls” at $8 million. Fellow Marvel Studios release “Captain Marvel” rounds out the top five at $4.3 million.
After just ten days in release, the movie is already the highest-grossing film of 2019 at nearly $620 million domestically; and even more impressive, the fastest film ever to break over $2 billion worldwide. This joins the ranks of not only last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” but also “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Avatar,” and “Titanic.” As of Walt Disney Pictures’ recent merger with Fox, the house of Mickey Mouse now owns the top five biggest films worldwide; much like a set of Infinity Stones.
Though it remains to be seen exactly how big the film can be with more competition coming this summer, it’s clear that “Avengers Endgame” has already assembled some impressive box office records. Much like last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the film has started off the summer movie season with a bang; setting the stage for what’s sure to be another big wave of blockbuster hits.
Story by Steven Pryor