Avengers: Endgame Prepared To Decimate Second Weekend Records, Could Pass $2 Billion
The movie has been ruling box-office ever since its release last week.
Superlatives are normally used to exaggerate facts. But Avengers: Endgame is a movie where even the most overused superlatives fall short of describing its impact, not just to the audience but at the box-office. Currently, Endgame is sitting with $452 million earned across the United States and $1.2 billion internationally (around $500 million of which is from China), for a worldwide total of $1.66 billion. In less than a week then, it has already passed 2012’s The Avengers which earned $1.5 billion through its lifetime and was a cinematic event in itself.
Endgame is about to enter its second weekend and shows no signs of slowing down. Fandango has been reporting an 85% rewatch rate among audienes thus far, making Endgame poised to record a substantially low drop. Second weekends are typically where a big-budget movie sees around 50-60% drop in collections, with some lesser performing ones going up to 70%. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has had among the lowest drops thus far at 40% with a $149 million earned in Week No. 2. With its humungous opening, even a 60% drop still means Endgame could end up earning over $150 million from the US and considering its merely $400 million short of the $2 billion mark, Endgame should cross $2 billion in the coming weekend with relative ease.
This means somewhere in the next week, Avengers: Endgame should beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2 billion), Avengers: Infinity War ($2 billion) and Titanic ($2.1 billion) to become the second highest grossing movie of all time. And at this rate, I genuinely believe it has a shot at surpassing Avatar ($2.8 billion) as the highest grossing movie worldwide ever, a feat which many including myself once considered impossible. Domestically, it should cross $600 million next week and, with some strong legs, could cruise past $700 million, or even $900 million, challenging the $923 million record on which The Force Awakens sits.
As a cinematic event, Endgame has truly fulfilled and lived up to its name and hype. It is already the sixth highest grossing movie of all time worldwide and the second-highest grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its box-office performance and strong critial reception even gave Captain Marvel a small boost and helped it sail past Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War and Wonder Woman at the US box-office. While the thunderous opening weekends may be behind us, it’s still going to be interesting to evaluate its box-office performance in the wake of absolutely no releases to stop its dominating march until Detective Pikachu bows out in theaters on May 10.