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Here Are All the Box Office Records ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Will Break This Weekend

Avengers: Endgame” has become astronomical in its first three days, setting records in the U.S., China and a variety of overseas markets. These are some of the records the superhero tentpole is destroying on its first weekend at the box office.

  • Biggest China opening day:Avengers: Endgame” set the record on April 24 for the biggest opening day and biggest single day in Chinese history with $107.2 million, surpassing China’s homegrown production “Monster Hunt 2.”
  • International record breaker: It became the biggest single-day performer in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Korea (by number of admissions), the U.K., Brazil, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Trinidad and Uruguay. It also registered the top opening day in Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.
  • Thursday preview record: In the U.S., “Avengers: Endgame” set a record for top Thursday preview gross at $60 million, beating the 2015 record of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $57 million.
  • Domestic weekend record: Disney projected on Friday afternoon that “Avengers: Endgame” would finish the domestic opening weekend at about $300 million, demolishing last year’s record set by “Avengers: Infinity War” with $257.7 million.
  • Most screens for one film: “Avengers: Endgame” is setting a record by showing at 4,662 North American locations.

Here are more records that “Avengers: Endgame” has a good shot at breaking:

  • Top market share: The fourth Avengers movie has a good shot at taking the title for top market share for an opening weekend among films that opened at more than $150 million. That distinction is currently held by “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with 82% of the total market when it opened with $233 million in 2015. Comscore indicated the rest of the slate will probably take in about $40 million this weekend — which could mean that “Avengers: Endgame” could have a record-setting share of more than 85%.
  • Biggest worldwide opening: Other records that could be in jeopardy are for the largest international opening weekend, currently held by “Fate of the Furious” with $443 million, and biggest worldwide opening weekend, currently held by “Avengers: Infinity War” at $640 million.

The Marvel finale’s impact is so widespread that AMC Cinemas chain said “Avengers: Endgame” will show a record 58,000 times at AMC theatres this weekend, breaking the previous record held by “Avengers: Infinity War” by more than 10,000.

 

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  1. Unfortunately “Boom” has a point – each year the ticket prices are higher — and people pay top prices for opening weekend, which usually means online fees for pre-sales. And movie tickets prices in general have exceeded general inflation rates so . . . how much of this is inflated news? There is one sign of sanity (i.e., accuracy), and that is the first line which appears to say Korea had a unit count — in other words, by admission, not by ticket price — and that count was equally over the top. So I’ll accept that the others are not exaggerated by more than ahh umpteen million. I’d like to see them all counted “by admission.” (You know they have the figures!) Odd point, an error in fact unless I’m missing some major political restructuring as yet unknown to rest of the world, were North and South Korea merged over the weekend or the borders opened so . . . no, my children, the juggernaut that is Disney is not (yet) fulfilling its dream of uniting the world under its umbrella.

    • You are just plain wrong on this one. In 1969, the average ticket price was $1.44. Adjusted to inflation, that would be $10.06 today. It was announced just Friday that the average ticket price in the first quarter of 2019 was $9.01. And in 1967, there was no IMAX or D-Box or 3D or dine-in or PLF with its higher ticket prices goosing the average up. Ticket prices, as a whole, have stayed relatively affordable. Gas in May 1969 was $0.35/gal, which today would be $2.44. Wouldn’t you like to pay only $2.44/gal today?

      • You missed and actually proved his point. The numbers in this article are not adjusted for inflation which alters the “record breaking” when put into consideration. Every time a huge box office movie “breaks a record” for highest grossing box office but is adjusted for inflation Gone With The Wind is STILL number one. PennAgain was making that point that these box office records are being smashed every few years because of the increase in ticket prices and inflation.

        In my opinion, the records should not be based on price but number of admissions PROCESSED (not sold but rear ends in seats) AND percentage of population (still an inflation number of sorts). If Gone With The Wind on an inflation basis is able to be number one with a drastically lesser population then the percentage of people who have seen it is higher than the biggest box office hits in the last 20 years. Also, if based on admissions, I highly doubt Captain Marvel would have been half as successful they claimed it to be.

    • They generally account for inflation. That’s why you always see ‘biggest opening weekend’ and not something about them making more money from the film than any other in history. The record is actually held by Gone With The Wind (Adding inflation, it would have hit about 3.2 billion).

    • THEY’RE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![ you should go see it yourself whenever you can this weekend yourself buddy]!. [shut up with your negative else self comment].

        • So what is a good movie for you?
          The movie has character development, it stays within the realms of physics as we know it(even though MCU physics is a different story altogether with all the compounds and elements not present in the real world). Does not go out of its way that the good guys always win as well, Tony died even though a lot of people expected for him to have his good ending. I can rant on and on, but I do not know If it will help at all.

  2. This is crazy and I can’t imagine another movie beating this record (except for inflation). Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker might come close, but after that, what is the big tentpole? Avatar? :P

    • Yeah, it will beaten by something else eventually. Ticket prices are rising each year. The reason why more & more films are hitting the billion mark more & more is because the price for one person used to be the price for three people. These box-office records are not impressive really when putting it into perspective.

      • The thing is, this was such a massive hyped production, set up over the course of 11 years and 21 films — I can’t see anyone else being excited about another movie like this for a long time, except for the aforementioned “last” Star Wars movie — but even that probably won’t do as well as this Marvel extravaganza. The new Star Wars movies haven’t been great and even the last ones that came out weren’t as packed and didn’t have as many showtimes as Endgame does. I just can’t see it happening again for a very long time; Avengers: Infinity War created the perfect built-in audience because of how it ended and built up our expectations.

      • Back then, films have no competition from cable TV with 100 channels all playing your favorite TV shows, no streaming services, no video games, no internet, no big screen TV, etc. Its definitely harder to get people off their couch now and into theaters. If you want to factor in inflation and increased number of theaters, then it’s only fair you factor in all those other factors as well. That’s why it’s always easier to just accept the box office numbers as is. Getting into the billion dollars club is not as easy as you think, otherwise spileberg would be in the club already.

      • That’s what makes “Opening records” officially MEANINGLESS.
        In the old days (70’s-90’s), even with tickets topping $5-7, theaters were smaller, movies opened on a third as many screens, not everything played at your local theater, and the box office “record” was how long a movie could play in theaters with people wanting to go back and see it for return business.

        Now, with an overbuilt cinema system that literally stays empty for at least 2/3 of the year–a system designed to do business 365 days a year, and pressures its fans to cram all their business into 36 days a year–there is no “Long run” or “Repeat business”, and everything is measured into whether a “hit” movie gets a SECOND week at #1.
        Hence the need to measure movie mayfly-lifespans in terms of whether their “one chance” at success was a hit or not. And there’s only one mine’s-bigger-than-yours that movie executives can compare on that playground.

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