… but will it beat “Avatar”?
The latest Avengers film is already breaking barriers. After breaking the record in China, it has now proved unstoppable by making another box office history.
“Avengers: Endgame” has made a record-breaking $1.2 billion in global ticket sales in its opening weekend. It has now become the fastest film to ever break the $1 billion barrier. It did it in just five days.
The 22nd film in the Marvel Studios superhero franchise smashed the previous global debut record of $640 million set by “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018.
In the United States alone, “Endgame” brought in a record of $350 million. It also had the biggest opening in the UK and Ireland with a record of £43.7 million.
About 45% of the global ticket sales came from 3D showings around the world. The 4DX cinema experience with stimulating effects like water, wind and strobe lighting earned $15 million globally.
On its opening day in China, the film made a record $330.5 million.
“Endgame” has also received a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, one of the most popular film review sites.
The Chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, said in a statement that the “Endgame” is far from being the end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He explained,
“These first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement. And this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”
There are speculations that “Endgame” will top “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film of all time. “Avatar”, which was released 10 years ago, hit a worldwide number of $2.78 billion.
Following “Avatar” is “Titanic” at $2.18 million. At number three is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $2.06 million.