Weekend Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Crushes Opening Weekend Record

     April 28, 2019

Folks, we are watching a superhero move make a bit of history. Avengers: Endgame took in a record-destroying $350 million domestically and another $859 million overseas for an absolutely astounding global debut of $1.2 billion. To compare, it took Avengers: Infinity War eleven days to reach a billion; Endgame just did it right from the jump.

“From the very beginning with Iron Man, all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life on screen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics,” Marvel President Kevin Feige said in a statement. “That we’ve had so many other successes in this journey leading to this unbelievable result with Avengers: Endgame has been almost entirely due to the fans around the world who have supported us through it all. 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.”

Endgame now sits atop the opening weekend record books, knocking Infinity War ($257 million) from the top spot and beating out Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million), Jurassic World ($208 million), and Avengers ($207 million). The film currently has the second highest Rotten Tomatoes in the MCU—behind Black Panther—with 96% and garnered a stellar A+ Cinemascore.

The movie is a success, is what I’m saying.

And that rising tide raised all Marvel ships, apparently. In its eighth weekend, Captain Marvel came in second place with $8 million, signalling that even audiences not caught up wanted to be a part of Endgame. Warner Bros.’ Conjuring Universe spookshow The Curse of La Llorona rounded out the top 3 with $7.5 million.

Check out the weekend’s top 10 estimates below, and be back here next week to see if The Intruder or UglyDolls can make any sort of dent in Endgame.

Rank Title Weekend Total
1. Avengers: Endgame     $350,000,000 $350,000,000
2. Captain Marvel   $8,051,000 $413,580,047
3. The Curse of La Llorona $7,500,000 $41,284,301
4. Breakthrough   $6,304,000 $26,114,230
5. Shazam!   $5,520,000 $131,149,727
6. Little   $3,438,000 $35,846,255
7. Dumbo      $3,239,000 $107,005,558
8. Pet Sematary      $1,290,000 $52,612,457
9. Us  $1,141,000 $172,844,635
10. Penguins (Disneynature)      $1,051,000 $5,721,426

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