It’s finally happened — Avengers: Endgame has hit theaters and, as expected, it’s already breaking major records.
The latest Marvel filmed opened up with a record $60 million in Thursday night preview showings in North America.
Before its opening the film already broke major records, so let’s take a look back.
For one, it sold five times as many tickets as Infinity War during its first week of presales. This should come as no surprise with the demand of tickets being crazy enough for fans to spend upward of $15,000 for a pair.
Also, the film broke the record for Atom Tickets’ best-selling movie of all time in only 10 days.
Currently the Marvel movie is estimated to open between $230 million to $283 million domestically. Also, it previously had a worldwide projection of an astounding $800 million. However, now, it’s being estimated that the film could very well hit $1 billion, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The $60 million opening night record makes its the top domestic preview of all time. It has now beaten Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($57 in 2015).
The film is breaking records around the globe as well. Its two-day gross globally currently is $365 million before the weekend officially even begins. Its projected to make an all-time domestic best, with its anticipated sum being between $270 and $300 million.
Avengers; Infinity War currently holds the record for the biggest global opening with $640.5 million globally and $257.6 million domestically.
Before the widespread release, the film celebrated its world premiere Monday, and the first reactions were super positive.
Due to the expected large crowds at theaters throughout the weekend, some have had to open 24 hours a day from this Thursday to Sunday to meet high demands. Those demands partly have to do with the fact that the film is long. It had a leaked runtime of more than three hours, which is pretty impressive considering there is some fake footage in the trailers to throw off potential spoilers.
It was previously announced that Endgame would close out Phase 3 of the MCU. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed he now has other plans.
Avengers: Endgame is monumental for so many ways. For one, it features the final cameo by Marvel legend Stan Lee, who passed away last year at age 95. Then, it was revealed that Marvel actually compiled all of Lee’s cameos and behind-the-scenes footage into a video, that they might release with the Endgame DVD.
In other news, Twitter users were recently granted tons of emojis of nearly all the characters in the film.
While you’re online playing with all the new MCU emojis, be careful to avoid possible spoilers as footage from the film is reportedly leaked and available online. Well, at least before you head to the theater and just finally see the film.
Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now. Check out one of the trailers below.
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