It was always a foregone conclusion that Avengers: Endgame would be massive, but the first round of box office numbers are in, and it seems that quite a lot of people were keen to see how the aftermath of the Thanos snap would play out.

The movie opened in 46 countries on Wednesday of this week, and has already taken in $305 million internationally – according to Variety, that includes a record-breaking $107 million opening in China, as well as $15.3 million in the UK and $13.9 million here in Australia.

The film opened in the US on Thursday night, where it had an all-time record $60 million opening, before taking another $80 million from Friday screenings. If the current pattern holds, this would put the film on track for a $315 million opening weekend.

That would give Avengers: Endgame the biggest US opening ever, surpassing the $257.7 million record that was set by Avengers: Infinity War last year, following the next-highest opener, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, back in 2015.

At a recent event, Marvel head Kevin Feige revealed that the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will actually end with the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, similar to the way in which phase two ended with 2015’s Ant-Man.

Ant-Man introduced the Quantum Realm, which became important in later films in the series, so presumably we can look out for some similarly significant thing in Far From Home, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as bad guy Mysterio.

Source: Variety