There’s no stopping the box office juggernaut that is Marvel Studios’ “Avenger: Endgame” as it leaps past $2 billion at the box office earning an estimated $2.19 billion in just 11 days of release. That is the quickest to that mark of any film.
Endgame joins an elite club and is now one of just five films ever to earn more than $2 billion globally, joining its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War” as the second Marvel Studios film on the list; and, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it becomes the third release from The Walt Disney Studios to achieve this milestone. In fact it is now second on the all-time earner list behind just “Avatar” which earned $2.788B in its theatrical release.
In its second weekend Endgame has earned an estimated $145.8 million, which is just a bit below the second weekend of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” If Sunday results are strong, it could actually eclipse that mark. Internationally, it scored an additional $282 million.
Domestically, Endgame has moved into the No. 9 spot on the all-time list with $620 million. Strong overseas box office, including a huge reception in China, has it already No. 2 internationally, with $1.528 billion, behind only Avatar ($2.028 billion).
Many fans are reporting that good Endgame seats are hard to come by this weekend, which signals strong desire for repeat viewing. While it seemed unlikely just a few weeks ago, the idea that Endgame can continue with its strong box office performance another weekend or two isn’t that far fetched. If it does, it should be able to close that $600M gap remaining between it and Avatar before “Spider-Man: Far From Home” starts to receive all the box office attention.
How many times have you seen “Avengers: Endgame?”