The biggest film of the year – and possibly ever – began its international rollout on Wednesday, and given that it’s tracking an unprecedented worldwide opening weekend as high as a billion dollars, it will come as little surprise to hear that Avengers: Endgame is already shattering records.
By close of play on its first day, Endgame amassed $169 million from 24 markets, including a record-breaking first day in China where it pulled in a whopping $107.5 million (that’s also the second-biggest ever day in any single market after Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $119.1 million North American haul in 2015).
Endgame was above the opening numbers for Avengers: Infinity War in all 24 markets and is on course for an international opening weekend of $700 million or more, including $300 million from China. Assuming it also tops Infinity War’s record $257.7 million opening in North America, we may very well have our first movie to score a billion dollars in a single weekend.
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Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).