Avengers: Endgame Passes $1 Billion Worldwide, $350 Million Domestic In Opening Weekend

We all anticipated Avengers: Endgame to deliver a stellar box-office but it looks like we were all unprepared for just how stellar it might be. On the promise of a strong debut, Avengers: Endgame has earned $350 million at the domestic box office and crossed $1 billion worldwide in its opening weekend alone, making it the fastest movie to top a billion dollars in what essentially amounts only to a weekend. Earth-shattering is a strongly exaggerated term and yet, it doesn’t even begin to describe what Endgame has achieved at the box-office.

Domestically, Endgame beat the previous record holder, last year’s Avengers: Infinity War by a significantly wide margin. Infinity War made $258 million in its opening weekend, which was $10 million ahead of the previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens (at $248 million). Endgame has earned a $100 million more than Infinity War while also becoming the first movie to cross $300 million at the North American box- office in its opening weekend. More importantly, these numbers are estimates for now, with actual numbers set to improve on Monday.

Internationally, Endgame pulled in an astounding $859 million from 44 markets. This includes record-breaking opening weekend hauls in several countries such as China ($330.5 million), the UK ($53 million), Korea ($47 million), India ($26.7 million), Brazil ($26 million) and many more. That total is about $400 million more than the previous record holder, The Fate of the Furious and takes it to $1.2 billion globally which is almost double the $640 million that Infinity War made last year in that time, which itself was a record accomplishment.

Endgame was also shot entirely with (digital) IMAX cameras and that seems to be the most preferred format. IMAX revenues from the opening weekend neared $91.5 million which was almost double the $47.6 million record held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie has also become the fastest to reach $100 million to $350 million in $50 million increments, achieving it in the space of the weekend. With this run, Endgame is being as having the potential to gross more than $900 million in its domestic run alone and with a strong international appeal, it might genuinely have a shot at beating Avatar.

Avengers: Endgame is undoubtedly the cinematic event of a lifetime. It’s running in theaters now to packed houses. We’re working on our review of the movie so look forward to it right here on Appocalypse.