‘Avengers: Endgame’ Decimates Record Books with $1.2 Billion Global Debut – The numbers

Article originally published on boxofficemojo.com on 28 April , 2019

by Brad Brevet

Heading into the weekend it was a foregone conclusion that Avengers: Endgame would deliver the largest opening weekend of all-time, both domestically and globally, but to deliver a three-day domestic gross totalling an estimated $350 million and a global weekend over $1 billion was almost inconceivable. Today that figure has become a reality as Endgame not only delivered an estimated $350 million over the course of its first three days in domestic release, but a massive $1.2 billion at the global box office in just its first five days in release.

Endgame‘s estimated $350 million debut will almost surely improve once actuals are revealed on Monday afternoon, but for now the film’s opening is nearly $93 million larger than the previous record set by Avengers: Infinity War ($257.69 million) just last year and a whopping 90% of the overall weekend market share. After critics were overwhelmingly in support of the film heading into the weekend, the film’s opening weekend crowd gave it an “A+” CinemaScore, the third such grade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside The Avengers and Black Panther. The audience was 57% male and 61% was 25 years of age or older.

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Looking ahead, forecasting just where exactly Endgame will end up is near impossible, but if we were to compare to Infinity War‘s domestic debut, that film went on to gross nearly $680 million at the domestic box office. Should Endgame deliver a similar multiplier we’re talking about a domestic performance topping $920 million, which would put it just shy of the current record domestic gross of $936.6 million set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015. Whether Endgame is able to reach that mark will be a story for another day, but it seems safe to assume it will, at the very least, become the second largest domestic release of all-time considering the lowest multiplier for a film in the MCU is Captain America: Civil War‘s 2.27x, which would give Endgame a nearly $800 million domestic run.

Getting back to the film’s weekend performance, a look at the the records Avengers: Endgame broke this weekend at the domestic box office include:

  • Previous Record: 5 Days (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  • Fastest to $350 Million: 3 Days
  • Previous Record: 6 Days (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  • International Opening Weekend: $859 million
  • Previous Record: $443.15 million (The Fate of the Furious)
  • Worldwide Opening Weekend: $1.2 billion
  • Previous Record: $640.5 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Global 3D Opening Record: ~$540 million
  • Previous Record: ~$366 million (Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Global IMAX Opening Record: $91.5 million
  • Previous Record: $47.6 million (Star War: The Force Awakens)

As already mentioned, it wasn’t only domestic records that fell this weekend. Endgame‘s $859 million international opening is over $400 million more than the previous record set by The Fate of the Furious and the $1.2 billion in global ticket sales is nearly double the previous record of $640.5 million set by Avengers: Infinity War just last year. The film is the fastest film to ever top $1 billion globally, doing so after just five days, and it already ranks as the 18th largest worldwide release ever and the sixth largest worldwide release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speaking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the franchise’s 22 films have now grossed over $19.8 billion worldwide, of which nine have topped $1 billion at the global box office.

Within that record setting global debut, Endgame delivered the #1 opening day ($107.8m) in China as well as the largest five-day opening weekend in the market ($330.5m) and already ranks as the #4 non-local film ever in the market. In addition to that, the film delivered the largest industry openings in 44 markets, including Australia ($30.8m), Korea ($47.4m), Brazil ($26m), Mexico ($33.1m), France ($24.2m, non-local), Italy ($19m, non-local), Spain ($13.3m) and the UK ($53.8m).

Here’s a look at the film’s top 16 markets internationally:

  • China ($330.5m)
  • UK ($53.8m)
  • Korea ($47.4m)
  • Mexico ($33.1m)
  • Australia ($30.8m)
  • Germany ($26.9m)
  • India ($26.7m)
  • Brazil ($26.0m)
  • France ($24.2m)
  • Italy ($19.0m)
  • Philippines ($17.9m)
  • Thailand ($14.3m)
  • Indonesia ($14.1m)
  • Spain ($13.3m)
  • Japan ($13.0m)
  • Hong Kong ($12.5m)
  • Taiwan ($12.3m)

The film will release in Russia on Monday, April 29, serving as the final international market where the film has yet to be released.

Check out Reel Dialogue’s spoiler-free review of Avengers: Endgame