In news that will surprise no one, Avengers: Endgame has already soared past $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
According to Box Office Mojo, the latest Marvel Studios movie – the 22nd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – has taken an estimated $1,209,000,000. This is a truly incredible achievement for a movie to take within it’s opening weekend.
The total breaks down as follows:
- $350,000 at the North American box office
- $859,000,000 at the international box office
Endgame‘s total is an estimate at present, so the actual figure is likely to be a little higher and of course will increase over the coming days once the full weekend’s figures are calculated. Today will see yet another big injection into the Endgame pot, with this week’s income likely to rise the total considerably.
The movie’s success is not surprising. At present the film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96% and tickets are selling out at screenings the world over.
Yesterday afternoon my local 20-screen cinema in Manchester had to put a sign outside its doors to inform customers that screenings of Endgame were sold out until at least 10:30pm! This is the same cinema that has been showing back-to-back screenings of the movie since its release, including screenings throughout the night.
Due to its fantastic opening weekend, Endgame is already the sixth most successful Marvel Studios movie of all time, sitting just behind Iron Man 3 (2013), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). It is the 8th Marvel Studios movie to cross $1 billion.
So, big question now: Can Endgame become the highest grossing movie of all time?
It stands a damn fine chance!
The movie is currently the 18th highest grossing film of all time – and once again, this is after just ONE weekend. As long as it maintains a good momentum over the next two weeks it’s got a chance of climbing its way up the ladder and possibly knocking the heavy hitter off the top spot.
That heavy hitter is Avatar (2009), which stands at an incredible $2,787,965,087. This total will take some beating, but Endgame is likely the only contender (at present) that can come close to toppling this movie.
I guess we’ll have to see what happens.
Of course, if you’ve still not watched Endgame yet, what the heck are you waiting for? Go see it!