AVENGERS: ENDGAME Tracking For $200-$250 Million Domestic Opening; Could Very Well Top INFINITY WAR

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Tracking For $200-$250 Million Domestic Opening; Could Very Well Top INFINITY WAR

Avengers: Endgame stands a very good chance at topping Avengers: Infinity War for biggest box office opening ever, both domestically and globally. Check out the initial estimates after the jump...

With Avengers: Endgame shattering presale records, Marvel's highly anticipated blockbuster sequel figures to be a surefire hit at the box office. Now, we have some of our first box office estimates, and it looks promising for the House of Mouse.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, early tracking estimates has Avengers: Endgame opening domestically between $200-$250 million over the weekend. While this figure is massive, it is lower than the record-setting $257.6 million that Avengers: Infinity War opened to domestically in April 2018. However, as the site points out, Infinity War's initial tracking had the film opening around $185-$225 million, so this clearly bodes well for Endgame.

Given the pre-sale numbers early on for the superhero epic and the incredible hype leading up to its release, it's not unreasonable to think this film could break Infinity War's record for biggest North American opening of all time. AMC Theatres, Fandango, and Atom Tickets all reported that Endgame's ticket sales in the first 24 hours were the biggest in history, surpassing the previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

THR also briefly mentions that Endgame could also break Infinity War's record for biggest opening worldwide. While that movie debuted to a record $640.5 million, some box office analysts estimate Endgame could open in the $750-$800 million range globally, thanks to day and date rollout in China. Avengers: Infinity War didn't debut in China until two weeks after its release in North American theaters, which gives its follow-up the edge for opening weekend comparisons.

That said, Avengers: Endgame does have one thing going against it: a 3 hours, 58-second runtime (Infinity War was 2 hours, 29 minutes). As the longest runtime of any Marvel Studios title, its length means at least one fewer showing a day on any given screen which could impact box office numbers to some degree.

The question at this point isn't whether or not Avengers: Endgame will surpass $1 billion, as that's just about guaranteed right now. The milestone for this film will be $2 billion, which is what Avengers: Infinity War grossed globally. Can Endgame become the fifth film ever to gross over $2 billion at the worldwide box office? We'll soon find out.

Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26. Tickets are now available.
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