Marvel Studios has said Avengers: Endgame is the biggest box office opening of all time, which probably comes as no surprise to anyone.
The world has spoken. Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame is the #1 box office opening of all time.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) May 7, 2019
Since it was released just over two weeks ago, the movie has smashed record after record as fans flocked to the cinema to find out how the Avengers’ story – or at least, the Infinity Saga – ends.
Over the weekend it was revealed that the new flick had made it into a very exclusive club of just five movies which have taken over $2 billion at the box office – and it was hotly tipped to go on to have the most successful opening for a film ever. Now it seems as though those predictions were right.
Endgame was probably the most highly-anticipated movie of recent times – the culmination of 22 movies and 11 long years – and it lived up to the hype, because the film hasn’t just been a whopping financial success; the movie has been wildly popular with fans and critics alike, with some hailing it as the ‘best film ever’.
Many fans have made more than one trip to the cinema to watch it on the big screen, which goes some way to explain the eye-watering amount of cash it has pulled in at the box office.
During its opening weekend, Endgame accounted for more than four out of every five tickets sold in US cinemas. Try and wrap your head around that.
Endgame‘s opening weekend box office figures were boosted thanks to the $329 million (£254m) it made in China, unlike the series’ previous movie, Avengers: Infinity War, which was only released in the country two weeks after it had landed elsewhere.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn told Variety: “The Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theater both in terms of storytelling and at the box office.
“Though Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 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.”