The Marvel Comics superhero saga, Avengers: Endgame has smashed the record for the highest opening weekend, spawning in $1.2 billion worldwide.
The voraciously anticipated film reveals the fates of Iron Man, Thor and other famous superheroes.
The fourth and final installment of the Avengers movie series shattered records at the box office for its opening weekend, according to figures provided by producer Walt Disney Company on Sunday.
It broke the global record by taking $1.2 billion (€1.07 billion) at the box office by Sunday, becoming the fastest movie to gross a billion dollars. The previous record holder for an opening weekend was “Avengers: Infinity War” with $640.5 million last year.
“Avengers: Endgame” opened on Friday, with some advance screenings on Thursday night, grossing a record $350 million in the US and Canada, charging past the previous record of $258 million for “Infinity War.”
The strong opening can be credited to its wider release, as “The Force Awakens” was available on fewer screens at the time. But it can also be attributed to a strong fan following and the wide success of the third installment.
Outside North America, “Avengers: Endgame” grossed a total $859 million with $330.5 million coming from China alone for its first weekend. The previous international record was the eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” which earned $443.1 million in non-US ticket sales in 2017.
If the figures are confirmed, it means Disney has already covered the costs of everything it spent to make and market the movie.