Avengers: Endgame smashes box office records

Avengers: Endgame has smashed the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $1.2 billion worldwide.

The Avengers finale starring Paul Rudd, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo far exceeded even its own huge expectations, according to studio estimates.

The film had been forecast to open between 260 million and $300 million in US and Canadian cinemas, but fans turned out in such droves that Endgame blew past the previous record of $257.7 million, set last year by Avengers: Infinity War.

Endgame was just as popular in Europe and Australia.

Worldwide, it shattered the previous record of $640.5 million, also set by Infinity War.

Endgame has already made more than movies like Skyfall, Aquaman and The Dark Knight Rises grossed in their entire runs.

Disney chairman Alan Horn praised Marvel Studios for challenging ‘notions of what is possible at the movie theatre’.

He said: ‘This weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.’

Avengers: Endgame is currently showing at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s.

You can book your ticket for the film HERE.

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