Battle at the Box Office 4/29

Going into this past weekend, no one had any doubt Avengers: Endgame would be massive but it’s still utterly stunning how huge the movie was.

Endgame pretty much destroyed every box office record you could possibly measure, making $350 million domestically and a mind-melting $1.2 billion worldwide.  It goes without saying that these are now the largest openings for each category of all time and it also broke all these other records, according to Box Office Mojo:

Largest Thursday Previews: $60 million
Widest Opening: 4,662 theaters
Largest Friday, Opening Day and Single Day: $156.7 million
Largest Saturday: $109 million
Largest Sunday: $84.3 million
Domestic Opening Weekend: $350 million
#1 Movie Market Share: 90%
Highest Per Theater Average (Wide Opening): $75,075 / 4,662 theaters
Largest April Opening, Spring Opening, PG-13 Opening, and 3-Day Gross: $350 million
Biggest Weekend Overall (Top 12 Gross): $389 million
Fastest to $100 Million: 1 Day
Fastest to $150 Million: 1 Day
Fastest to $200 Million: 2 Days
Fastest to $250 Million: 3 Days
Fastest to $300 Million: 3 Days
Fastest to $350 Million: 3 Days
International Opening Weekend: $859 million
Worldwide Opening Weekend: $1.2 billion
Global 4DX Format Opening Record: ~$15 million / 635 screens
Global 3D Opening Record: ~$540 million
Global IMAX Opening Record: $91.5 million

The previous domestic opening was The Force Awakens, which made $247 million it’s opening weekend and the former record for the worldwide opening was Infinity War with $640.5 million, which Endgame more than doubled thanks to a massive simultaneous opening in basically every country, including China.  Endgame is now also already the highest grossing film worldwide for 2019, the second highest grossing domestic release of 2019 behind Captain Marvel. It’s also already the 18th highest grossing film of all time.

Speaking of Captain Marvel, that movie seemed to have gotten some benefit from it’s fellow MCU juggernaut, only dropping 11% from last weekend and taking second with $8 million, making it seem like a lot of people may have seen Captain Marvel again, or for the first time, before seeing Endgame or maybe seeing it if Endgame was sold out.  Captain Marvel is currently the 8th highest grossing MCU movie worldwide with $1.1 billion.

The Curse of La Llorona dropped over 70% from last weekend’s #1 opening, making $7.5 million for third place.  It’s made $41.2 million so far on a budget of $9 million.

Breakthrough and Shazam rounded out the top 5.

Avengers took up 90% of the box office, so there wasn’t a lot left for the rest of the top 10, most of them suffering at least a 50% drop if not more.  Down at #10, Disneynature’s Penguins did get onto the top 10 after debuting in 12th place last weekend, making $1 million

As noted above in one it’s broken records, Endgame also took the Per Theater average, making over $75,000 in each of the 4,662 theaters it played in.

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