As the 22ndMarvel movie Avengers: Endgame released on 26th April, the team associated with the movie would not have envisioned the movie to make an opening collection in billions.
The record is significant as the movie with an estimated budget of $350 million has broken every record by collecting $1.2 billion this weekend.
The Avengers: Endgame collected $350 million in North America and Canada alone. It also outmarked the previous worldwide record of $640.5 million set by Avengers: Infinity War. The Endgame has collected $859 million worldwide, with collection in China to be estimated around $330.5 million during the weekend.
The 22nd Marvel movie marks the end of the series which began with the Iron Man in 2008. The movie, which is said to have a running time of 182 minutes, gained attention when director Joe Russo revealed his role as the first gay Marvel character.
The movie ranks at 96 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which has been the highest rating for a Marvel movie, except Black Panther.
It will not be wrong to presume that the Avengers: Endgame will be a challenging rival to top three worldwide grosser: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, and Avatar released in 2015, 1997, and 2009 respectively.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn congratulated Marvel boss Kevin Feige on the success of Avengers: Endgame, saying “Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office.”
“Though Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world,” he added.