Will ‘Avengers: Endgame’ break all of the domestic & international box office records?

Kris Jenner

No spoilers, please.

I haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame because I’m fundamentally a contrarian and I generally refuse to see the biggest, craziest movies on opening weekends. I will eventually see it and I don’t want anything else spoiled for me – as I was doing just basic research for this post, I came across like a dozen spoilers IN HEADLINES. But I guess that’s Marvel’s business model – everybody has to see this movie on its four-day opening weekend extravaganza. That’s what Marvel is counting on. They’re coming to break all of the box office records, mostly the records that they’ve already set.

“Avengers: Endgame” is barreling toward a record-eviscerating weekend after opening to a mighty $169 million in its initial day of global release. That heroic haul includes a $107.5 million debut in China, an $8.4 million launch in South Korea, a $7 million bow in Australia and a $6 million day one in France. All in, it shatters industry records for a single-day gross in as many markets.

The film is now playing in 25 major markets, opening in first place in every single country in which it played. The opening numbers set a new record in everywhere from China to New Zealand. Over the weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” will be open in the whole international marketplace with the exception of Russia, where it opens on April 29. Domestically, “Avengers: Infinity War” opens tomorrow in over 4,662 theaters. It is expected to gross as much as $260 million stateside. Box office experts predict that the film will net more than $800 million globally in its first weekend.

[From Variety]

CNN reports that by all box office predictions, Endgame will be the highest-grossing film domestically and globally, beating the record set by Infinity War. Some are even saying that Endgame could make $300 million in North America JUST THIS WEEKEND. Is this going to be one of those superhero films which people can watch over and over, and they’ll return to the theaters to see it multiple times? Because sh-t could get crazy if that happens. I suspect most of this isn’t just about the story/resolution – it’s because true-blue fans know that Endgame truly marks the end of an era for Marvel, and the end of an era for so many of these actors.

My favorite non-spoilery thing about this whole Endgame thing is the #ProtecttheStarks meme. I love it.

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner

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  1. Char says:

    I’ve watched yesterday (in Brazil opened late night Wednesday) and it’s amazing. It brings all the feels and I’ll be watching again.

    • runcmc says:

      Yup, same. We watched last night and we will 100% be watching again!

    • Lightpurple says:

      Saw it last night and must see it again soon. There’s SO much detail in every scene.

    • Snazzy says:

      I saw it Wednesday night in Switzerland and I cannot wait to see it again! I will absolutely be going back to the theater to see it

    • KLO says:

      I cant count the number of times I cried or the times the hair on my arms stood up (hehe).
      My butt was sore in the end.
      I would say that it is a satisfying ending to the whole saga.

      As a standalone movie it is not my favorite because it is kind of all over the place but as a someone who has seen many of the movies, starting with Iron Man (it was very memorable, I went to see it when it came out), it was a worthwhile experience. The theatre was packed and enthusiastic.

  2. Jess says:

    I normally dislike rushing to the theater for these kinds of movies too but the kids and I went last night because I didn’t want it spoiled. And yes, we’ll all go again – probably next weekend. Even though I hate that I’m so easily tricked into giving all my money to Disney.

  3. Mia4s says:

    I saw it. I cried. And I wouldn’t call myself a passionate Marvel fan in the least. Great ending. Repeat viewings? I’m not sure. It’s…a lot. But it will make all the money, no question there.

    • Megan says:

      Great movie, but at three hours, it’s just too long to see again.

    • H says:

      I am a comic book nerd from the late 70s and I absolutely loved Endgame. Up until now Winter Soldier and Black Panther were in a tie for my favorite Marvel movies, but I do believe Endgame has moved into first place.

      As for seeing it a second time, like the poster said above, I don’t think so. Three hours is really long no matter how good the movie.

      For those of you looking for a pee break, please do what CNET said and go when ‘Hulk has lunch.’ I won’t say anymore for spoilers, but you do NOT want to leave during the last hour of the movie… So hold it if you can’t go before that.

      • Melly says:

        Agree. Go when Hulk has lunch OR (if you know you’re going to be quick) when the “New Jersey” title card comes up, you’ll know it’s coming so you can prepare to rush out of the theatre.
        Endgame was SO good. I don’t think i’m going to see it again in theaters, but i’m definitely buying it when it comes out on Google Play.

      • love10719 says:

        I agree with you- I’ve been a Captain America fan since the early ’80s (showing my age here) and loved this movie. But I disagree about the three hours. It was three hours but it didn’t feel like it to me. I was surprised when it started to wrap things up how quickly that time went by.

      • Megan says:

        I missed my pee break opportunity and the last hour was a challenge!

  4. Julieta says:

    Almost 200 million was already guaranteed due to presales, so 300 million this weekend is very possible. It’s just going to come down to how many people are desperate enough to see it that they’ll line up to take the worst seats in the house for the most inconvenient showing. So far it’s looking like plenty of people are that desperate.

    Captain Marvel’s looking like it’ll do really well too, catching a lot of the overflow.

  5. Aang says:

    I don’t watch Game of Thrones or Super Hero movies. I’ll have nothing to chat about for the next several weeks.

    • Lady D says:

      Normally I would suggest planting and gardening as a happy topic change, but it snowed where I live today. It’s also supposed to go down to -3C tonight. My friend lost 150 tomato plants in his greenhouse Friday night. He’s up higher than I am.

  6. BlueSky says:

    I saw it last night and let’s just say it’s intense. It’s funny and there’s some nostalgia that Marvel fans will enjoy but it was intense. There was so much going on that I can see people going back to see it multiple times.

  7. Becks1 says:

    Of course its going to break all the records. I feel like every new Avengers movie does that (breaks the previous records.)

    I am not a superhero/comic book/whatever we call this genre now kind of person, so for ME, as the movies have gone on, I have actually lost interest because I cant keep all the plots and characters straight. Like I used to like the Avengers movies, the Iron Man movies, and then there was so much crossover and stuff and their appeal as lighter box office action movies kind of went away for me. (I’ll still see it, just probably at home.)

    BUT, I can certainly see how this movie is going to check a lot of boxes for people – end of a Marvel era, conclusion to Infinity War, lots of story lines getting tied up (or left dangling on purpose), etc., and in general I do think the Avengers movies are well done, so I am not surprised at all that its going to break all the records.

  8. Vanessa says:

    I saw it last night, and have tickets again for. Tomorrow because my husband couldn’t go last night. It’s a lot. I have a lot of questions but I’m willing to just enjoy it and not think too hard about the holes. Definitely glad to see it again because it was a lot and I feel like I will notice more the second time. It was a really well done send-off for the fans.

  9. Gil says:

    I saw it this morning in Tokyo. It was good. I guess all the fans will love it to dead. But it’s too long. I mean is a three hour long movie. I almost peed my pants (゚∀゚)

    • Trillion says:

      I was concerned about how long it was going to be, but honestly it was so perfect and amazing that it felt like a regular length movie. So many laughs and fun references!
      I got teary eyed during several scenes, and so did my husband!

  10. Caitlin Bruce says:

    I cried legit 20 times. I cried within the first 5 minutes 😂😂

  11. Ira says:

    Already watch it two days ago on 24th. It opened in theaters started at…. 5 AM! I booked tickets at 11.40 AM, took half day leave from work and I thought I was the earliest!
    It’s really an great ending. If there’s anything I admire about USA is their storytellers.

  12. Ye says:

    I saw the first Avengers movie. It bored me, and I have zero interest in any of the sequels. I wonder if we’ll ever reach superhero fatigue.

    • Kath says:

      And yet you felt the need to comment to look down on people who enjoy them.

    • Katherine says:

      Well now that you’ve weighed in I guess the millions of people excited for it will just return their ticket. Here’s what superhero’s mean to a lot of people. Many of them are underdogs. And fight for what’s right anyway. And I’m not even talking about the movies I’m talking about the run of the mill comics. For a bullied outcast teenager to identify with Peter Parker or Steve Rogers is huge. They created a space for a lot of people.

      Not you you as you’ve made clear (yet still felt the need to share your thoughts on) but what I’m so struck by is people laughing and crying over these characters. That’s the lightning marvel studios captured. Not CGI fests but the characters. I still remember Spider-Man’s death scene in Infinity war and the teenage boys sitting all throughout my theater were sniffling messes. That’s meaningful to identify so strongly with a character at that age.

      So I’m sorry for the dramatic response but comments like this annoy the crap out of me. Fine they aren’t meaningful to you. But the genre is meaningful to a lot of people. So you do you and we’ll do us.

  13. Nicegirl says:

    We really liked it. I had so much fun with the audience responses. People laughed, cried out in happiness, support, awe- cheers and tears, it was super fun. We will buy the dvd, it’s a repeat view video for sure.

  14. Pete Booty Jig says:

    I saw the first Ironman. That was enough.

  15. Elkie says:

    I quite enjoyed Iron Man and GOTG, but the lack of decent villains and constant CGI bombardment did me in.

    “Am I so out of touch? No, it’s the children who are wrong!”

    Nevertheless I hope everyone who enjoys that type of thing has a splendid viewing experience.

  16. Lena says:

    I only care about the Starks myself.

  17. Incognito says:

    I saw it last night. It didn’t feel like 3 hours to me, so I think it was the right length. At no point was I checking my watch to see what time it was. I loved it but I know I missed things. Our audience cheered and clapped at certain moments so it was hard to hear a few lines and there were so many call backs to previous movies, so I want to go back at least once more to see if I can catch what I missed. Might even get tickets for an early morning showing this weekend.

  18. Case says:

    Seeing it Sunday bright and early! So excited! Mildly terrified! It sounds like critics and audiences are really loving it, which makes me happy.

  19. Michael says:

    I was a huge comic book fan as a kid and to see all these movies bringing these tales to life i just mana from heaven for me. I do not know how long this can last but I am enjoying how well these stories are told and I wish Warner Brothers would do justice to the DC characters (Wonder Woman excluded) the way Marvel/Disney has with theirs

  20. Blacksred says:

    Saw it last night, have tickets for tomorrow

  21. love10719 says:

    I love these people who go out of their way to say, “I don’t watch these movies” in a snotty way like they’re so above them. We get it, y’all.

    For long time fans like me (since the 80s), the last 11 years have been a dream. Good movies featuring characters I grew up on and am now able to share with my children means a lot.

    That being said, I loved this movie so much. Seeing it again this weekend.

    • BlueSky says:

      I know right? Yeah we know, these movies aren’t for you we get it. Why even bother clicking onto this story??? I don’t watch GoT (Sorry, Kaiser!) so I don’t click on those stories. It’s not that hard.

      I was hooked when I saw the first Iron Man and my love affair with RDJ began….

      • love10719 says:

        Exactly- why waste the time or energy on something you hate? *shrug* I don’t go on the articles about reality shows and preach about how I don’t watch them. Not worth it.

        I do love me some GOT though… 😉

    • Kath says:

      Well said. I have always hated “super hero” movies like Batman etc., and I still hate all the DC films. But for some reason I watched the first Iron Man when it was released and I’ve been sucked in ever since.

      To have 20+ films released over a 11-12 year period which are all good, which all tie together in some way and which don’t treat the audience like idiots is a MASSIVE accomplishment by Marvel.

      I’ve loved every one of them!

  22. Veronica S. says:

    Everyone I know who’s seen it said it’s actually shockingly good in comparison to how Infinity War struggled to balance all of its characters, so it may actually deserve it. I’m assuming this is the swan song for characters like Tony Stark (I haven’t seen it yet, but you know he’s so dead) before it gets handed off to the younger generation, which gives it an additional nostalgia appeal to fans who have stuck with the movies all these long years.

  23. Krista says:

    I went to a 10:00 showing last night… left the theater at 1:15 and it was sooo worth how tired I am feeling at the moment! Going again on Sunday morning with some friends to see it again and process things. What a decade we’ve witnessed!

  24. hogtowngooner says:

    Not a huge superhero movie fan but I went last night with hubs (who is the huge fan and got the tickets as soon as they became available) and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It was a really good movie.

  25. tiredandhungry says:

    I’m going to see it tomorrow with all four of my teenage kids and my husband and I am so excited! We’re going to one of those fancy theatres where you can order food. Bonus is that the kids actually want to go. Maybe not really with us, but they accept we will be there too.

  26. Wood Dragon says:

    I am having a hell of a time avoiding all the articles about this film that are talking about the plot!!! I plan to see it Monday, so for now I have to avert my eyes and plug my ears.

  27. Insomniac says:

    I saw a matinee today so I could read about the movie without having to avoid spoilers. (As it is, some assbag was on Reddit this morning posting big spoilers in random threads. Sigh.) Loved it. Doubt I’ll see it in the theater again but I’ll be snapping up the Blu Ray when it’s out.

  28. Ferdinand says:

    Saw it last night.
    I’m already booking tickets for later today.

    I liked it a lot. Didn’t loved it but it was enjoyable and such an amazing closure for the last decade. People laughed, cheered and cried during the showing so, it is always a good sign when people are this engaged.

    Down part, the endless line to get popcorn and beverages. At some showing, the candy line was blocks long. You could see people in line across the mall. It was insane.

  29. noway says:

    It’s definitely going to break every record, but thankfully it is a very good movie. Go see it if you have only watched some of the series. It is good, and doesn’t seem like 3 hours to me.

  30. whybother says:

    Endgame open on 24th at my country and I just watched it on Saturday
    The feels~ I definitely will watch again, alone this time just to fangirl at every the second of it