Avengers: Endgame smashes records on its way to biggest movie ever

Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest ever grossing movies ever.

According to BoxOfficeMojo, the flick is already the 18th highest grossing movie ever made, displacing Captain America: Civil War (with $1.15-billion) and DC’s biggest flick in Aquaman (with $1.14-billion).

The final flick in the Infinity Saga grossed $1.2-billion worldwide in its first weekend, taking the record for the biggest global opening from previous holder and prequel Infinity War, which made almost half as much.

Incidentally, it has just over $800-million to go before it smashes past Infinity War‘s fourth place in the all-time grossing list. Avatar sits at the top of the pile with $2.78-billion accrued.

Avengers: Endgame grossed $1.2bn globally in its first weekend, smashing Infinity War’s previous record by nearly $600m

According to a Deadline exclusive, it seems the film has practically paid off all its production expenditure already. Infinity War took around ten days to make its first real buck.

But Endgame can attest to holding a few other records in the meantime. It needed just five days to top a billion too. Infinity War needed 11 days to do the same. It also toppled Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Imax screens, racking up $91.5-million.

While you may not have seen the flick just yet, we suggest you do if you’re a Marvel fan.

And, if you absolutely hate spoilers but would love a general guide of the flick, read our spoiler-free must-know guide for Endgame here. Our review too is live right here if you really want to get stuck in.

Deadline’s sources suggest the movie will halt at around $2.5-billion overall, making it the second biggest flick behind Avatar, but eclipsing the likes of Titanic at $2.1-billion. But can it exceed expectations? We’ll have to wait to discover that answer.

Feature image: screenshot, Marvel Entertainment via YouTube

Andy Walker, former editor


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