Thursday, April 18, 2024

Record Shattered: “Avengers: Endgame” Opening Beats “Force Awakens” With $96.7 Mil Friday Plus $60 Mil from Thursday Previews


Disney- Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” broke opening day records yesterday with $96.7 million, plus $60 mil from Thursday previews. That’s a total of $156.7 million!

The previous record holder was Disney-Lucas Films’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” with $119 million.

“Endgame” is headed to a $400 million opening weekend in the widest release ever of a motion picture.

The three hour epic is sold out everywhere, too. Everyone wants to see what happens to the super heroes, some of whom were vaporized in the prior movie.

“Endgame” will end the weekend all totaled internationally with close to a BILLION DOLLARS in four days.

Luckily, I own the merchandising rights to Thor’s new larger fashion line. (Just kidding.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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