Avengers: Endgame smashes box office records, mints $1 Billion in five days
April 29, 2019 | 3:21 PM
by Agencies

Los Angeles: The mega-blockbuster Avengers: Endgame smashed multiple box office records as it grossed $1.209 billion on its opening weekend.

The movie made a record $350 million domestically and another $859 million overseas, crossing the billion dollar mark in just five days.

According to Walt Disney, Endgame is the first movie in history to surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend.

“From the very beginning with Iron Man, all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life onscreen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics,” said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios.

“Our directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, and our writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, really brought this story home, and I am also incredibly thankful for our cast and filmmakers from across the MCU and all who’ve worked so hard to make these films the best they can be, including the amazing teams at Marvel Studios and Disney. And of course, without Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, none of this would have been possible,” Feige added.

Endgame also had the biggest opening weekend in 44 different markets, including Australian, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and the UK/Ireland.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo said, “We poured our heart and soul into Avengers: Endgame, hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world. Our family of cast and crew felt honoured to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans—thank you.”

Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), an unprecedented collection of interconnected films. Globally, they have grossed a collective $19.9 billion to date, with the four Avengers movie namely The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame accounting for nearly $6.2 billion.

Alan Horn, Chairman of Walt Disney Studios stated, “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.”

Marvel Studios now holds the top two global openings of all time (Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War), as well as six of the top 10 domestic debuts and two of the top three international.

Four of the MCU films currently rank among the top 10 global releases of all time: Avengers: Infinity War (No. 4, $2.05 billion), The Avengers (No. 6, $1.52 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron (No. 8, $1.4 billion), and Black Panther (No. 9, $1.3 billion). All 22 have been highly rated by critics and audiences, with Fresh RottenTomatoes aggregate scores across the board, including nine over 90 percent, and 21 out of 22 earning CinemaScores in the A-range.

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