US Box Office Analysis Weekend 26 - 28 April 2019: Avengers Endgame beats expectation and smashes the US opening weekend record with $350 million
Robert Hyde |
30th April 2019 |
With the release of a new Marvel movie there is always excitement, but this one is a bit different with pre-hype predicting the film would be big and sure enough Avengers: Endgame opens to the largest weeekend gross in the US ever.
Films open big but none this big and the final instalment of this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens to the tune of $350 million.
This easily beats the previous biggest opening, Avengers: Infinity War, by 36% proving that built up hype can work, and with the critics generally liking it film it must have helped its box office.
Analysts will now be looking to see if the film can beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens total gross of $936.6 million and if it can become the first movie to gross more than a Billion dollars in the US.
Getting a good boost from its Marvel stablemate this film goes back to number 2 this week with a gross of $8 million on its 8th weekend.
This pushes the films total US gross to $413.5 million and eyeing its next milestone of half a billion dollars.
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Last weeks top film falls to number 3 this week with a second week weekend gross of $7.5 million pushing its total gross to $26.1 million.
The faith based film falls to number 4 this week with $6.3 million and a total gross of $26.1 million on its second weekend.
With superhero movies all the rage the DC's Captain Marvel is a 5 this week with $5.5 million pushing the films total to $131.1 million after 4 weeks of release.