- “Avengers: Endgame” made a record-breaking $US60 million in Thursday preview screenings.
- It passed the previous record holder “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($US57 million).
- “Endgame” is projected to make more than $US950 million globally in its opening weekend and may get to $US300 million domestically.
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There have been huge box-office hits in the past – “Titanic,” “Avatar,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Avengers: Infinity War” – that brought in record-breaking amounts of coin, but none of those had an opening weekend like “Avengers: Endgame” is having.
The latest release from Disney and Marvel Studios has already brought in an astounding $US60 million in its Thursday preview run,according to The Hollywood Reporter. That beats the all-time record held by “The Force Awakens” of $US57 million.
By Sunday, “Endgame” could have a global haul of $US950 million, including a $US300 million domestic take.
Earlier this week, the movie opened in China, taking in more than $US107 million. That was the biggest opening ever for a Hollywood film in China.
In the US, the nation’s largest chain, AMC, is keeping some of its theatres open 24 hours a day this weekend to accommodate the huge demand to see “Endgame.” In fact, according to AMC, the movie will be shown in its theatres approximately 58,000 times this weekend – 10,000 more than the previous record held by “Infinity War.”
Meanwhile, the movie garnered the most presale tickets ever for Fandango, which sold five times as many tickets in its first week of presales for “Endgame” as it did for “Infinity War.”
What this all means is “Endgame” is not just going to give the 2019 box office a huge boost but have an opening weekend that will blow past “Infinity War” (which has the record for best domestic opening with $US257.6 million) to have the biggest opening weekend of any movie ever.
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