‘Avengers: Endgame’ Heads for Monster $300 Million U.S. Opening

"Avengers Infinity War", Endgame's prequel, earned $39 million during its previews in 2018 before eventually making $258 million, the highest-grossing weekend ever.

Avengers: Endgame Box Office Day 1 (All Languages): Right from the word go, the hurricane of Avengers: Endgame has taken over the box office in India.

"The Conclusion" held the top spot at the box-office with an opening at Rs 122 crore across India (including multi-lingual dubbed releases).

The preview record stands at Rs 419 crore on Thursday evening beating the domestic preview number of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Rs 398 crore in 2015.

The mega-tentpole arrived with the North American box office for 2019 down 16.7% to $2.94 billion as of April 24.

According to trade portal Box Office India, Avengers: Endgame sold 500,000 tickets in a matter of hours, beating last year's biggest Hindi opener Thugs of Hindostan that sold 200,000 tickets.

The purple baddie Thanos (Josh Brolin) first hoisted the Infinity Gauntlet in last year's "Avengers: Infinity War".

That being said. If you're interested in seeing Avengers: Endgame in its full glory the way the filmmakers intended, have some self-respect, don't watch a piss-poor cam video, and drag your arse to the cinema like everyone else.

The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. THR reports that its overseas two-day gross since opening on Wednesday is $305 million, which includes a large chunk from China.

The three-hour film starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson is the final chapter in a story told across 22 Marvel films.

The U.K. saw $15.3 million at launch breaking its own record - with a growth of 86 percent from Avengers: Infinity War; and Brazil pulled in $7 million, breaking its single-day market record as well. The UK is the second-largest global market with $15.3 million, followed by South Korea at $14.2 million and Australia at $13.9 million.

  • Jacqueline Ellis