It’s no surprise that Avengers: Endgame has come out the gate swinging, but these numbers are simply astonishing.
After just a few days of release, Avengers: Endgame has smashed through the $US1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, rapidly raking in (as it stands at the time of writing) a massive $US1.2 billion. Put it this way: the previous record holder for biggest international box office opening of all time was Avengers: Infinity War, and that drew $US640.5 million last year.
In the US, Endgame pulled in a record-breaking $US350 million in its opening weekend, beating Infinity War‘s $US257.69 million draw. It picked up $US859 million in international markets, including a very impressive $US330.5 million from China alone.
Australia saw its biggest opening of all time with Endgame, as did a plethora of other countries, including Korea, Brazil, Mexico, UK, Argentina, Spain, Egypt, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Chile and New Zealand among the many.
To give you further idea of how impressive Endgame‘s $US1.2 billion opening draw is, consider the fact that it is now the 18th highest-grossing film (unadjusted for inflation) of all time – and it’s just getting started.
Unadjusted box office figures still have James Cameron films Avatar and Titanic in the first and second positions, respectively. Avatar earned a massive $US2.7 billion worldwide and Titanic (which was released around 22 years ago!) has long held its high position with a $US2.1 billion draw. Infinity War currently has position four with $US2.04 billion. We’ll see where Endgame ends up, but it appears that Cameron needs to watch out.
Our review of Endgame can be found right HERE.