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The fourth film in the beloved Avengers series is shattering records at unprecedented rates. Avengers: Endgame opened April 26th, and it has already set a large number of records in just its first five days in theaters. Here are six records it has broken or might soon break, plus some other notable figures related to the movie.
Avengers: Endgame is the first film in history to earn more than $1 billion during its box office debut. In the U.S., the film earned $356 million in ticket sales, setting a domestic opening weekend record. Across the world, the film’s five days in theaters earned it $1.22 billion as it broke box office records in a total of 43 countries.
$300 million opening weekend
The $356 million that Avengers: Endgame generated in its first weekend outpaces any other film’s opening weekend by quite some distance. The movie is the very first ever to generate more than $300 million in its opening weekend, breaking that record by nearly 20 percent.
Biggest single-day U.S. earnings
On April 26th, Avengers: Endgame earned $156.7 million. This is the most money that any movie has ever made in a single day. On April 27th and April 28th, the movie subsequently set the record for most money made on a Saturday and a Sunday, respectively.
Most theaters screening the movie
Avengers: Endgame is being shown in 4,662 theaters, more than any other film in history. This figure is especially staggering given the film’s three-hour runtime, which would theoretically set a higher cap on the number of times a theater could show it, as compared to a standard two-hour movie.
Highest-grossing film ever
Given the gigantic numbers Avengers: Endgame earned during its opening weekend, analysts are predicting that the film might go on to become the highest-grossing film of all time. Tickets for the movie’s second weekend in theaters are already selling out, and many people who saw the film during its opening weekend have said they plan to see it again.
Quickest-grossing film ever
The rate at which Avengers: Endgame is breaking records is also unprecedented. To understand just how quickly the film is earning money, a comparison to the current highest-grossing film of all time, Avatar, may be necessary. Avatar earned a total of $2.78 billion during its time in theaters, but it took the film 47 days to hit $2 billion. At just five days in theaters, Avengers: Endgame is already over halfway to that number — in fact, the film has reached $1 billion more quickly than any film before it.
Bonus: Thursday night previews
Even when Avengers: Endgame wasn’t setting records, it was posting impressive figures. In the film’s Thursday night, pre-opening previews, the movie earned $60 million. In one night, the film thus earned more money than all but 11 films that were released so far this year.
Are you planning to see Avengers: Endgame? If you’ve already seen it, are you among the many people thinking of seeing it again? What did you think of the movie if you’ve seen it? Let us know in the comments!