Marvel fans have been assembling by the masses as Marvel Studios’ latest installment Avengers: Endgame is set to break box office history by being the first ever movie to pass the $1 billion mark worldwide in its opening weekend.
The movie already broke records prior to release with a predicted $950 million opener, but now with Disney’s scattered release schedule throughout the past week all leading to this opening weekend, starting with the world’s two biggest box office markets of China and America, the movie looks set to make history as it has already passed $107.5m in China’s opening day.
Sources indicate that domestically, Avengers: Endgame will easily pass $300 million this weekend which will beat predecessor Avengers: Infinity War‘s $257.5 million for the largest domestic opening weekend. While a couple more millions are needed to surpass Disney’s other box office smasher Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the hype and buzz around Avengers: Endgame holds positive vibes for Marvel’s triumph. In fact, if Marvel’s latest epic follows the same box office pattern as The Force Awakens, it stands to end its run with $1.14 billion domestically, making it the first ever movie to cross the $1 billion mark domestically in box office history.
Should ‘Endgame’ succeed in the opening weekend record-breaker, it stands a fair chance at competing with James Cameron to knock the two highest grossing movies, Avatar and Titanic, off their current top spots.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson. Check out the synopsis below:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.”
Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.