Endgame Demolishes Record

Avengers blockbuster brings in $350M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2019 11:25 AM CDT
This image released by Disney shows, from left, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, the character Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson...   (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)

(Newser) Avengers: Endgame has shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in domestic ticket sales and $1.2 billion globally, per the AP. The Marvel Studios superhero blockbuster far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations. The movie's domestic haul blew past the previous record of $257.7 million, set last year by Avengers: Infinity War.

Endgame was just as enormous overseas. Worldwide, it obliterated the previous record of $640.5 million, also set by Infinity War. To accommodate demand, the Walt Disney Co. released Endgame in more theaters than any opening before. Advance ticketing services set new records. And some theaters even stayed open 72 hours straight.

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