AVENGERS: ENDGAME Surpasses TITANIC At North American Box Office

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Updated May 10 at 2:01 p.m. Eastern: After taking in $7.5 million in North American theaters on Thursday, Avengers: Endgame has now surpassed Titanic on the all-time domestic box office charts, according to Variety.

With a new domestic total of $660.4m, Endgame is domestically fifth all-time, behind Avengers: Infinity War ($678.81m), Black Panther ($700.05m), Avatar ($760.5m), and Star Wars: Force Awakenss ($936.66m).
 

Updated May 9 at 2:52 p.m. Eastern: Avengers: Endgame took in $8.3 million domestically on Wednesday, according to Forbes. That brings the film's North American total up to $652.9m.

That $652.9m domestic figure catapults it ahead of 2015's Jurassic World ($652.27m) and into #5 on the all-time domestic charts, unadjusted for inflation. For those keeping track, the pack is now Titanic ($659.36m), Avengers: Infinity War ($678.81m), Black Panther ($700.05m), Avatar ($760.5m), and Star Wars: Force Awakenss ($936.66m).
 

Updated May 7 at 11:15 a.m. EasternAvengers: Endgame made "around $11 million" at the domestic box office Monday, according to Forbes, a relatively steep 70% first-Monday-to-second-Monday decline. Its estimated new domestic 11-day total of $632m is a record and vaults it past 2012's The Avengers ($623m) for #7 on the all-time unadjusted for inflation chart.

However, its 'legs' off its record opening are beginning to suggest while Endgame will almost certainly reach #2 on the all-time domestic chart (topping Avatar's $761m) and has a shot to climb as high as $900m, Star Wars: The Force Awkens' record $937m will likely survive the assembled Avengers' attack on it. 
 

Updated May 5 at 11:15 a.m. EasternAvengers: Endgame made an estimated $145.8m at the domestic box office this weekend according to Boxoffice.com, a 59.1% decline from its reccord opening weekend, falling a few million short of Star Wars: The Force Awakens $149.2m record second weekend. 

It is now up to an estimated $619.7m through its first 10 days, still nearly $80m ahead of The Force Awakens previous 10-day record of $540.1m. That's good for 9th place on the all-time domestic charts. It will almost certainly eventually wind up no lower than #2. 

With a new overseas total of $1.569 billion for a combined worldwide total of $2.188b, it already sits on the all-time global chart at #2, according to boxoffficemojo, with just Avatar in front of it. 


May 3 at 11:47 a.m. EasternAvengers: Endgame ended its first week in domestic release with an estimated $474 million after an estimated $22m Thursday, according to Forbes

That leapfrogs it past Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459m, #16) and Star Wars (yes, the Star Wars, $461m, #15) on the all-time unadjusted-for-inflation domestic chart, according to BoxOfficeMojo

Endgame will almost certainly leap into the $600-millions with an over/under $160m second weekend and the all-time Top 10. 

The film's trajectory makes it almost certain to finish no less than second place on the all-time unadjusted domestic charts, currently occupied by 2009's Avatar at $761m.

Whether it can catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens's domestic $937m is uncertain due to that film's ususual weekday success during the late-December 2015 holidays, with many box office analysts bearish on the possibility. 
 

Updated May 1 at 10:42 a.m Eastern: Avengers: Endgame snapped up $33.11 million domestically at Tuesday's box office.

Unadjusted for inflation, $33.11m would be the third-best Tuesday behind 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($37.3m) and 2012's Amazing Spider-Man ($35m on July 3, which was its opening day).

With these Tuesday numbers, Endgame has an estimated $427.099m domestic take to date.
 

Updated April 30 at 9:28 a.m. Eastern: North American movie-goers came out Monday to give Avengers: Endgame an estimated additional $37.6 million, according to Deadline.

While Endgame had the record-setting best opening weekend box office ever, this estimated Monday domestic take was third behind Black Panther ($40.15m on President's Day) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($40.1m). Endgame's estimated first Monday domestic was well ahead of its predesessor, Infinity War, however, which took in $24.7m.

This brings the fourth Avengers film in with a $394.7m domestic take to date.
 

Updated April 29 at 3:45 p.m. Eastern: Avengers: Endgame's 'actual' domestic box office figure for the weekend edged a little higher than Disney's $350m Sunday estimate. 

$357.11m is now the official figure, bumping up all its various records a few million here and there. 

Assuming its $866m overseas figure still holds, that gives Endgame a record $1.223 billion global launch. 
 

Updated April 28 at 11:45 a.m. Eastern: Avengers: Endgame has shattered the record for Saturday grosses at the domestic box office, becoming the first film to ever total over $100m. 

An estimated $109 on Saturday busts Avengers: Infinity War's previous record of $82m. 

Current projections call for Endgame to total a record $350m for the weekend, breaking Infinity War's one-year old record of $258m.

If the estimates hold, Endgame's $84m Sunday would also be a record for that day. Infinity War's $69m is the previous record. We'll see how the Battle of Winterfell affects that number. 

Saturday and the weekend's totals could evolve, however, given the volatility of these unprecedented totals. 

Globally, an estimate of around $1.2 billion also shatters the previous record. 

Disney has issued a press release detailing Endgame's box office accomplishments. It follows in its entirety here: 
 

MARVEL STUDIOS’ ‘AVENGERS: ENDGAME’ SHATTERS BOX OFFICE RECORDS WITH HISTORIC $1.2 BILLION GLOBAL DEBUT

Records Fall as Anthony and Joe Russo-Directed Blockbuster Posts Estimated $350 Million Domestic and $859 Million International Debuts

International Gross Includes Record Estimated $330.5 Million Opening in China

BURBANK, Calif. – April 28, 2019 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” made history this weekend with a record-shattering estimated global debut of $1,209.0 million, becoming the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend. It reached the billion-dollar threshold in just five days, more than twice as fast as its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War,” which held the record at 11 days. The film also set domestic and international records.

“Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Though ‘Endgame’ is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”

“From the very beginning with ‘Iron Man,’ all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life onscreen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics,” said Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “That we’ve had so many other successes in this journey leading to this unbelievable result with ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has been almost entirely due to the fans around the world who have supported us through it all. Our directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, and our writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, really brought this story home, and I am also incredibly thankful for our cast and filmmakers from across the MCU and all who’ve worked so hard to make these films the best they can be, including the amazing teams at Marvel Studios and Disney. And of course, without Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, none of this would have been possible.”

Said directors Anthony and Joe Russo, “We poured our heart and soul into ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world. Our family of cast and crew felt honored to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans – thank you.”

Seven years after releasing the first film to ever break the $200 million mark in its debut with 2012’s “The Avengers,” Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios have posted the first-ever $300 million domestic debut in history with “Avengers: Endgame.” The film kicked off with a record $60 million in Thursday previews contributing to a record first-day gross of $156.7 million. A record estimated Saturday of $109 million and a record estimated Sunday of $84.3 million bring the estimated debut to $350 million across three days from an all-time industry high 4,662 theatres. 

The estimated international debut of $859 million, including a record estimated debut of $330.5 million in China, is also the highest of all time and even surpasses the previous global debut record of $640 million set by “Avengers: Infinity War” last year (which did not include a day-and-date debut in China).

Key stats for “Avengers: Endgame”:

·         #1 domestic ($350M), international ($859M), and global ($1,209.0M) debuts

·         #1 domestic Thursday previews ($60M)

·         #1 domestic single-day gross and #1 domestic Friday gross ($156.7M)

·         #1 domestic Saturday ($109M) and Sunday ($84.3M) grosses; Saturday is first $100M+ day without previews

·         #1 China opening day ($107.8M) and opening weekend ($330.5M) and already ranking as the #4 non-local film ever released there

·         Fastest film to $1B globally (5 days)

·         8th Marvel Studios film to cross $1B; 2nd to cross $1B this year (with “Captain Marvel”)

·         Biggest industry opening weekend across all regions and in 44 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France (admissions, non-local), Italy (non-local), Spain, UK/Ireland

·         Biggest industry single-day grosses in 29 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, UK/Ireland

·         Biggest IMAX global debut ($91.5M)

·         96% Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score

·         A+ CinemaScore (U.S.)

Marvel Studios now holds the top two global openings of all time (“Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity War”), as well as six of the top 10 domestic debuts and two of the top three international. “Avengers: Endgame” is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unprecedented collection of interconnected films, all of which have opened #1 domestically. Globally, the films have grossed a collective $19.9 billion to date, with the four Avengers films – “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame” – accounting for nearly $6.2 billion. Four of the MCU films currently rank among the top 10 global releases of all time: “Avengers: Infinity War” (#4, $2.05 billion), “The Avengers” (#6, $1.52 billion), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (#8, $1.4 billion), and “Black Panther” (#9, $1.3 billion). All 22 have been highly rated by critics and audiences, with Fresh RottenTomatoes aggregate scores across the board, including nine over 90%, and 21 out of 22 earning CinemaScores in the A-range.

 

Updated April 27 at 11:14 a.m. Eastern: Multiple sources are reporting Disney is estimating Avengers: Endgame earned $156.7m at the domestic box office Friday (which includes the record $60m from Thursday previews), shattering Star Wars: The Force Awakens previous record of $119.1m.

Weekend estimates now range between $330m to $375m, which will of course shatter Avengers: Infinity War's record $257.68m opening weekend. 

At this stage, the only records seemingly in doubt - and Endgame would potentially finish second to - will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens final lifetime domestic figure ($936.7m) and Avatar's record final lifetime overseas ($2.03b) and global totals ($2.79b).

The film has already broken opening weekend overseas and global all-time records with Saturday and Sunday still to go. 

The film also received a rare A+ Cinemascore, the third MCU film along with Avengers and Black Panther to receive the highest possible grade. 

 

Updated April 26 at 3:41 p.m. Eastern: The Walt Disney Company is projecting that Avengers: Endgame will take in $140m+ domestically on Friday (an all-time single day record), following through to a record $300m opening weekend in North America, which Disney “cautiously” predicts, according to Box Office Mojo.

This would be well above Infinity War's $106.3m opening Friday and current record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens $119.1m. Those two films went on for domestic opening weekends of $257.68m and $247.96m, respectively.

It's important to note this is reportedly Disney's own estimate. Studios are typically conservative when they give out public estimates, so as to not set high expectations that go unmet, potentially framing a positive result as a disappointment.
 

Original Story, April 26 at 10:26 a.m. Eastern: Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame opened in North America Thursday evening with a record-setting $60 million take, according to Box Office.

That eclipses their fellow Disney film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which in 2015 earned $57m from domestic Thursday previews - however, adjusted for inflation, that 2015-era $57m roughly translates to $61.26m in 2019 dollars (according to the U.S. Department of Labor's CPI Inflatation Calculator).

Endgame will reportedly be shown this weekend in a record 4,662 screens domestically - including 3,900 3D locations, 410 IMAX screens, 785 Premium Large Format screens, and 250 immersive seating locations as it tries to unseat The Force Awakens's record Friday and single biggest day ever ($119m, which includes the Thursday preview total) and Avengers: Infinity War's record opening weekend ($258m). 

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