The debut of Avengers: Endgame has turned box office records into dust with an estimated AUD$1.7 billion taking from international screenings, including nearly AUD$500 million from North American cinemas alone.
Australian figures are yet to be finalised, but one estimation puts Endgame‘s Friday taking at nearly AUD$10.3 million – enough to secure the biggest opening day of any film in Australia. Ever.
Endgame also became the fastest movie to tip over the USD $1 billion mark.
The superhero flick, which premiered on April 24, wrested the international opening weekend record from its predecessor, Marvel Studios‘ own Avengers: Infinity War.
Despite the fact Endgame marks an, uh, end point for the Avengers series as viewers know it, it seems unlikely Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney will quit pumping out the superhero content any time soon.
“Though Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement,” Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement.
“And this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”
Official figures on the length of cinema toilet queues after the three-hour movie are yet to be established.
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