Avengers: Endgame had the biggest box office in film history, far surpassing multiple records on the books.
Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Endgame made an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for its opening, according to Disney. It is the only film in history to cross the $1 billion mark for its debut.
The film grossed $350 million domestically and brought in another $859 million in global box office receipts.[irp posts=10787]
It broke the previous record by hundreds of millions of dollars. Its prequel Avengers: Infinity War formerly held the record making $640 million for its opening last year.
In all, the 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have grossed $19.9 billion at the global box office — with the four Avengers films bringing in nearly $6.2 billion.
Just how big was opening weekend, domestically?
Thursday night previews earned $60 million, which is more money than all but 11 2019 films have made in their entire runs.
The weekend as a whole is estimated at $350 million, which makes it the first film to ever make $300 million on opening weekend.[irp posts=10553]
It had the biggest single day for any film ever, making $156.7 million in one day.
It also had the biggest Saturday ever and the biggest Sunday ever.
Plus, it was three hours long, which slightly limited the number of showing if it weren’t for the fact that it’s being shown at a record-breaking 4,662 theaters.