Having kicked off its international run on Wednesday by smashing the record for the biggest opening day in China, Avengers: Endgame made its domestic bow on Friday, with the Marvel sequel smashing the record for the biggest ever single day in any one territory.
After pulling in a record $60 million in Thursday previews, Avengers: Endgame grossed $157 million at the domestic box office on Friday, some $37.9 million more than the biggest ever single day set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens with its opening day in December 2015.
Domestic tracking estimates for Endgame suggest that it will end up the weekend on around $349 million – almost $100 million higher than Avengers: Infinity War’s weekend record of $257 million. Internationally, Endgame had already amassed $305 million by close of play on Thursday, and so the film will easily smash Infinity War’s global weekend record of $640.5 million.
At this point, a billion dollar five-day opening weekend remains firmly on the table – a milestone that took Infinity War some 11 days to reach.
via Flickering Myth