Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" smashes global box office records with 1.2$ bln opening

  29 April 2019    Read: 1273

Disney and Marvel's mega-blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" smashed box office records with a tremendous global debut of 1.209 billion U.S. dollars, setting a new high-water mark for an opening weekend, reports citing Xinhua.

This broke the previous record for the biggest worldwide opening set by "Avengers: Infinity War" in 2018 with 640.5 million dollars. "Avengers: Endgame" is also the fastest film to cross the one-billion-dollar mark in history, doing so in only five days after it was released.

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, "Avengers: Endgame" is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. It's the 22nd installment of the Marvel Universe franchise and purported to be the last with this star lineup. The film follows the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies who work to reverse the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War.

The film brought in a record 350 million dollars in North America through Sunday, breaking the previous record of 258 million dollars set by "Avengers: Infinity War" in 2018, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.

Fueled by its performance in the China market, the film also obliterated expectations with a biggest ever international debut of 859 million dollars through Sunday. The previous biggest international haul was held by Universal Pictures' 2017 film "The Fate of the Furious" with 443 million dollars.

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