TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - April 29, 2019
Chances are if you're taking in breath as you read this, you saw Avengers: Endgame this weekend. I know there are plenty of you out there who didn't see it, roughly 3/4 of North America, but the movie took in a seemingly impossible amount of money in its first few days in release.
Here are a list of the records Avengers: Endgame broke in its first three (and a half) days in release in North America, per Deadline...
Biggest opening weekend – $350M
First film to cross $300M opening weekend
Fastest film to $100M – 17 hours
Highest Thursday previews – $60M
Biggest single day – $156.7M (April 26)
Biggest all-time Saturday – $109M (April 27)
Biggest all-time Sunday – $84.3M (April 28)
Widest release ever – 4,662 theaters
Biggest IMAX Marvel opening weekend – $26.5M
Overseas, the film brought in $859 million from overseas to combine for a $1.2 billion worldwide opening. I'd say we're not likely to see anything like this again, particularly considering China's apathy toward Star Wars, and our apathy toward basically all Chinese films. Endgame racked up the equivalent of $330.5 million in its opening in China, so this is an absolutely unprecedented amount of money for one movie to make in five days.
If you haven't seen it yet, avoid that TV spot up there as it gives away some key moments. At the same time, if you're somehow still avoiding spoilers, you're probably not reading this article. As if you didn't know, Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now. Seriously, it's pretty much the only thing in theaters right now.