Filed under NOT a Spoiler: the news just broke that this movie is BIG. To absolutely NO ONE’S surprise, Avengers: Endgame is breaking box office records. Here’s the movie by the numbers- so far. Also: suck it, James Cameron.
Avengers: Endgame Is Breaking Box Office Records
I make no pretense around my friends: I don’t like James Cameron and it irks me that the dumbest movie of all time (Avatar) is the box office record holder.
When you say stuff like this about my superheroes, you go on The List, James Cameron.
I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”
Says the guy planning FOUR Avatar sequels. I mean, doesn’t he see the hypocrisy over this?
It bothers me even more than Disney World went so far as to put a whole new land associated with that dumb movie (I know- the hope is that the planned sequels will more than pay off). But that’s another rant for another day. Ahem.
Right now the news is that Avengers: Endgame is killing it at the box office and I am giddy with this news. GIDDY I tell you. Because even if the Avatar record doesn’t actually fall, I think Cameron’s gotta be feeling the MCU breathing down his neck just a little bit.
And that makes me happy.
Avengers: Endgame Passes 1.2 Billion
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.
Avengers: Endgame By The Numbers
Get a load of these stats and key numbers coming out in the first 5 days of opening.
Also: Suck It, James Cameron.
- Fastest film to $1B globally (5 days)
- Biggest IMAX global debut ($91.5M)
- #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
- 96% Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score
- A+ CinemaScore (U.S.)
- 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
To put this into perspective: no movie in the U.S. has ever had an opening weekend higher than $300 million. And no movie anywhere has made more than $1 billion in five days.
Feel that, Cameron? These hyper-gonadal males are coming for your record. PS- there’s a bunch of badass women in these movies too, you big tool.
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.