This is the biggest domestic preview gross of all time, surpassing the $57 million that Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned during its first night of showings in 2015. Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, and was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Endgame also soared way past the $39 million that Avengers: Infinity War took in on its Thursday night opening in 2018. There's little question that the film will nab the largest opening weekend in US history, but how high can it climb?
Analysts have said that "Endgame" could make north of $260 million in North America and more than $800 million globally this weekend - both of which would be box office records.
And the weekend isn't even close to being over yet. The films that Endgame is chasing right now are Captain Marvel ($1.1 billion), The Wandering Earth ($700 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($515 million).
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"Endgame" also already has the highest-grossing three day start ever in China.
"Endgame" is the epic finale to the superhero studio's decade long series of films. Joe and Anthony Russo directed this huge 3-hour film, which stars every single actor the MCU stable. AMC Theatres announced on Monday that seventeen locations will stay open for 72 straight hours from Thursday night through Sunday. It holds a 96% score on review site, Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ CinemaScore.
Before releasing in the U.S., the film which is the last part of MCU and sequel to Avengers: Infinity War released in China, South Korea, Australia and more.