The Marvel film was expected to open big but perhaps no-one expected it to open quite this big as the much hyped and anticipated film broke the box office opening weekend record, set by Avengers: Infinity War, and became the first film to ever open with over a billion dollars on global takings.
The film took an unprecedented, and benchmark setting, $1.2 Billion from 55 countries over its first weekend, which including previews did extend to 5 days, but still to enter the Billion dollar club so quick is a new record.
The film is already the 13th highest grossing film of all time globally, and by next weekend will most likely be in the top 5 which will take a gross of $1.67 Billion or higher.
All eyes will be on the film in the coming weeks to see if can beat the 10 year old record of Avatar and beat that films $2.7 Billion total gross.
Last weeks top film falls to number 2 this week with a global weekend gross of $15.4 Million from 72 countries which pushes its total global gross to $86.9 Million.
The superhero movie from DC and Warner Bros fell to 3 and took $10.9 Million from 81 countries this weekend to push its total to $346.3 Million after 4 weeks of release.
The other Marvel film on the global box office this weekend is at 4 this week with $10.1 Million from 46 countries and pushes its total global gross to $1.1 Billion after 9 weeks.
Just for the record Avengers: Endgame beats this total in its first 5 days of release.
Still on the box office and doing well is the Tim Burton movie which this week is at 5 taking $9.6 Million from 52 countries for a $327.6 Million total from 5 weeks of release.
Second highest new film of the week is at number 11 in the shape of this Chinese animation with takes $1.7 Million from just 1 country.