Avengers: Endgame has just completed its first weekend in theaters, and already, the film has an insanely long list of box office records to its name, both domestically and internationally.
Of course, the most noteworthy commercial accomplishment of the Avengers: Infinity War sequel is surely that it now holds the record for biggest global opening of all time. So far, the film’s worldwide total is up to $1.2 billion, crushing the previous record of $640.5 million set last year by Infinity War. The movie also holds the equivalent record on a domestic level, taking in $350 million in its first three days, compared to Infinity War’s $257.7 million.
As a matter of fact, according to ComicBook.com, Endgame holds the opening weekend record in 44 markets across the world, including the following:
China – $330.5m
United Kingdom – $53.8m
Korea – $47.4m
Mexico – $33.1m
Australia – $30.8m
Germany – $26.9m
India – $26.7m
Brazil – $26m
France – $24.2m
Italy – $19m
Philippines – $17.9m
Thailand – $14.3m
Indonesia – $14.1m
Spain – $13.3m
Japan – $13m
Hong Kong – $12.5m
Taiwan – $12.3m
The film has also shattered Fandango and Atom Tickets’ pre-sales records, which only figures, seeing how the movie had the widest release of all time, coming out in 4,662 domestic theaters, compared to the 4,529 where Despicable Me 3 screened.
On top of that, Endgame managed to have the biggest opening day, biggest Friday and all-round biggest single day of all time, with a domestic haul of $156.7 million. All of these records were previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($119.1 million). As for Thursday previews, Endgame’s $60 million figure just about beats out The Force Awakens’ figure of $57 million.
Endgame would go on to gross $109 million domestically on Saturday, then $84.3 million on Sunday, beating out Infinity War’s Saturday and Sunday records of $82.1 million and $69.2 million, respectively. Meanwhile, the film is now the fastest to meet several numerical benchmarks domestically, which break down as follows:
$100m (17 hours; previous record: 24 hours – Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
$200m (2 days; previous record: 3 days – Avengers: Infinity War)
$300m (3 days; previous record: 5 days – Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
$350m (3 days; previous record: 6 days – Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
The new movie also took the domestic market share record over the weekend, accounting for 90% of the entire box office, compared to the 84.5% managed by Avengers: Age of Ultron. Moreover, this last weekend saw a domestic per theater average gross of $75,075, beating the previous record of $59,982.
Meanwhile, from 3D screenings alone, Endgame grossed around $540 million worldwide, surpassing Infinity War’s record of $366 million. As for IMAX, The Force Awakens’ $47.6 million opening was crushed by Endgame’s $91.5 million figure.
So, those are all the commercial records that we know Avengers: Endgame holds already, but don’t be surprised if this list gets a whole lot longer in the coming weeks.