We all knew the grand finale to phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be big, but did anyone expect it to be this huge?
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” earned an estimated $1.2 billion worldwide for its opening. This staggering amount makes it the first and only film in cinema history to break the billion dollar mark for its debut.
The record for biggest opening weekend before this was “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, but this new amount leaves everything in the dust.
The film took in an estimated $350 million domestically this weekend, and an estimated $859 million overseas. Much of the international money can be attributed to China, where it also broke records, and earned over $330 million.
Marvel Studios has made nearly $20 billion at the worldwide box office over the last 10 years.
Who can topple a giant like Disney and Marvel Studios, and ever break a record like that? Time will tell but my guess is no one is touching that number for many years to come.