by Alan Davison | June 21, 2019 6:42 am
It is no secret that the Marvel Universe is a super popular franchise, however, “Avengers: Endgame” has solidly proven they are out of this world. On their recent opening weekend, the movie made around $1.2 million globally and $353 million domestically.
The following weekend set the movie over the edge with it profiting over $2 billion globally. The Disney movie achieved this in just over 10 day’s time.
This astonishing number sets the bar pretty high for other movies in the future. These figures surpassed the “Titanic” which made $1.52 billion internationally while “Avengers: Endgame” came in internationally with $1.57 billion.
In China alone, “Endgame” made close to $6 million, which is the highest of any Hollywood movie. “Avatar” is the only film to reach a financial success of $2.8 billion globally, but it took almost 50 days for the movie to reach that status.
“Avengers: Endgame” hasn’t been out that long though, so it is possible for it to overtake the throne of the highest-grossest film of all time. Only time can tell. Aside from “Endgame”, “Titanic“, and “Avatar“, there have only been two other films to reach the $2 billion status.
Those films were “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015, with $2.06 billion) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018 with $2.04 billion). This goes to show that in record time, “Endgame” has blown over previous records.
Domestically, “Avengers: Endgame” has crushed the competition across the board in terms of other movie categories. Most of the other movie releases recently have only made $11 million.
This includes “The Intruder” and “Long Shot”. The film “Uglydolls” was a bit of a flop only bringing in $8.5 million compared to the other releases. These movies simply couldn’t hold a torch to” Avengers: Endgame” and its very loyal fanbase.
In the domestic box offices, “Endgame” currently has raked in around $620 million. This makes the film the 9th highest-profiting film in North America.
While the film has a very dedicated and large fanbase, it also has a huge star-studded cast. With multiple familiar names and faces popping up in “Endgame”, it is no wonder why people flocked to see the film.
The top cast of the film includes Robert Downey Jr. (as Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Mark Ruffalo (as the Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (as Black Widow), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Pepper Potts), Bradly Cooper (as Rocket), Paul Rudd (as Ant-Man), just to name a few.
These big-ticket Hollywood names really added to the movie’s appeal. Moreover, they were found to be great choices for the roles they played according to the movie’s fanbase.
“Endgame” picked up where the previous movie, “Infinity War” had left off. “Infinity War” was another popular film upon its release, making around $2.04 globally.
That film was a huge shocker for viewers because half of the universe was taken out. Regardless of the shock, it was still a well-received movie considering the money that the film made.
Perhaps “Infinity War” was setting up “Endgame” for a super-success in a strange type of foreshadowing way.
“Endgame” specifically follows where “Infinity War” left off where a lot of the universe was split apart from devasting events. “Endgame” follows the group of remaining Avengers who set out to restore the universe’s order.
The film’s plot is quite interesting in that the remaining Avengers achieve this by traveling back and forth throughout time to reverse the events that lead to the destruction of the world.
This unique synopsis has proven with these opening weekend figures that it was successfully executed.
Whether the success of “Endgame” could be attributed to “Infinity War” or due to its own impressive storyline, fans are loving it.
Even with its remarkable cast, great storyline, and special effects, it is still mind-boggling just how much this film was able to acquire in such a short amount of time.
If this is what the movie could do in just over 10 days, it is sure to make an impressive amount come the following weekends. Moreover, there is no doubt that this film is destined to be a true classic where fans will watch and rewatch the film.
The film is considered to be the franchise’s finale. While this has made a lot of fans saddened, others find it to be the perfect tribute to the world’s universe.
Considering its ability to portray such a fascinating plot, “Endgame” absolutely has the potential to continually impress viewers worldwide. These opening weekend and following weekend figures are simply the start to its overall success.
It is already on track to surpass “Infinity War”. “Avengers: Infinity War” had a similar path to that of “Avatar” in that it took around 48 days to reach the $2 billion profit mark.
Considering that “Endgame” has risen in the movie ranks so quickly, perhaps “Infinity War” is partly to credit for its success. It is possible that fans of the franchise were so excited to see how the ending of “Infinity War” would pan out that it has brought droves of people to the movie seats.
With the rising success of the movie in this short period of time, critics are certain that “Avengers: Endgame” will climb on the profit scale as well as being one of the most popular movies of all time.
It has certainly set its track for success quite early, leaving plenty of room for them to continually increase their stats.
Typically, in the United States, movies stay in theaters for around 4 weeks with some of them going on to a 5th week.
There’s no telling how long “Endgame” might stick around. It could be possible that it will stay a little longer due to its already booming popularity.
Even if it only stays in the theaters for the typical 4 weeks, it definitely stands to increase its profit even more.
It probably wouldn’t double in profit, but with two super successful weekends, the rest of the time it is in theaters will be smooth sailing!
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