Box office expectations for Avengers: Endgame were huge. But not this huge.
Disney this morning announced that Avengers: Endgame pulled $1.209 billion worldwide in its opening weekend, easily smashing the opening-day record of $640.5 million Avengers: Infinity War set just last year.
Box Office Mojo today also estimated the movie’s haul at $1.015 billion, meaning Avengers: Endgame is the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in ticket sales in its debut weekend, too.
By the same virtue, the superhero ensemble smashed records for foreign and worldwide debuts — and just three days in, is already placing crosshairs on all-time records and other prestige numbers. With the two largest movie markets (the U.S. and China) churning away together, Deadline reported yesterday that analysts expect Avengers: Endgame “will near cash breakeven” as of Sunday — meaning that in one weekend, Disney made back everything it spent to make and market the movie, and from here on out it’s a river of gravy. (Source)