Avengers: Endgame breaks SA Box Office records, makes a cool R34m locally

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Well, after Avengers: Endgame scooped up more money than any one could logically count in just three days, it seems that the movie’s also breaking records in Africa.

On Monday, Disney South Africa announced that Avengers: Endgame has racked up more than R34-million at the South African Box Office over its opening weekend, making it the first movie in the country’s history to break the R30-million mark in this period.

The film also pulled in 377 000 attendances during the same period, another record for South Africa, displacing previous record holder Infinity War. R9.2-million and 100 000 of those attendances was made on the first day alone.

Avengers: Endgame is the first movie ever to break R30m in its opening weekend in South Africa

Speaking of opening day records, Endgame broke both Nigeria’s and Kenya’s opening day and single day records. Overall, the film has made over ‎₦214.4-million in its opening weekend in West Africa, and KSh33-million in East Africa.

At the time of writing, Endgame remains the 18th most lucrative movie ever made according to WatchMojo, with just over $1.2-billion made worldwide since its opening day. More than 70% of that total was made beyond US borders.

According to Filmfinity, Endgame still has some way to go to break South Africa’s current biggest earner on circuit. Although it ranks fifth place in this week’s SA box office chart this week, Captain Marvel has made over R48-million locally in its first four weeks.

Endgame, unsurprisingly, topped South Africa’s box office chart this past weekend, with Kandasamy’s The Wedding in second and DC Comics’ Shazam! in third.

Feature image: Marvel Studios

Andy Walker, former editor


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