‘Avengers: Endgame’ becomes second highest global release ever on $2.19bn (update)


The records keep tumbling for Avengers: Endgame in its second weekend as it crossed $2bn worldwide in a best-ever 11 days on Saturday (4) to became the second highest global release in history behind Avatar.


UPDATED: Endgame added an estimated $428m globally for $2.1887bn, overtaking Avengers: Infinity War on $2.048bn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens on $2.068bn, and Titanic on $2.187bn. Avatar stands at $2.788bn unadjusted for inflation, and set the previous $2bn speed record in 47 days.

The 22nd release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe added a confirmed $284.8m internationally for $1.573bn to rank as the second highest release of all time behind Avatar on $2.028bn, and ranks number one everywhere except Japan. From Friday to Sunday it dropped approximately 55% against the opening weekend, and by region stands at approximately $966m in Asia-Pacific, approximately $400m in Europe, and roughly $200m in Latin America.

China remains the lead market by far on $576m (RMB 3.88bn) and is the highest non-local release ever, and the third highest release behind Wolf Warrior 2 and The Wandering Earth.

Endgame recently overtook Avengers: Infinity War and The Jungle Book in India where $52.2m has secured its status as the highest Hollywood release. It is also the highest all-time industry release in Mexico on $61.7m, Indonesia on $30.4m, Malaysia, Philippines on $28.7m, Vietnam, Thailand on $22.7m, Egypt, Ethiopia, Middle East (as a whole), Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, UAE, Turkey, Colombia, Central America, and Paraguay.

Russia has generated $35.2m in the first seven days and the tentpole ranks as the sixth highest film of all time and is the fastest to cross Rbl 2bn. The UK has delivered $89.9m, South Korea $82.2m, Brazil $56.8m, Germany $47m, Australia $46.2m, France $43.5m, Japan $34.6m, Italy $29.2m, Spain $25m, Hong Kong $23.2m, and Taiwan $22.6m.

Turning to IMAX, Endgame grossed $36.7m to reach $170m worldwide and overtake Infinity War to become the third highest release after 12 days of release. The international gross stands at $120.8m and surpassed Avatar to become the highest of all time. In North America, Endgame earned $12.1m for $49m. The China haul is $72m and ranks as the highest ever. Endgame shot entirely with IMAX cameras.

The smash will become the fastest film in history to cross $1bn in worldwide 3D ticket sales on Monday, and will become only the third release in history to reach the milestone after Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To date 3D ticket sales for Endgame stand at $979m.

Family release Dumbo added $4m for $229m, and stands at $338.7m worldwide with the UK the lead market on $31.3m, followed by China on $21.9m, then Mexico on $21.6m. Captain Marvel added $1.2m for $699.3m, and $1.12bn worldwide. China is the lead market on $153.8m, followed by the UK on $51.5m, and South Korea on $45.4m.


UPDATED: Horror release The Curse Of La Llorona earned $6.1m from 77 markets as the international running total climbed to $56.3m, and worldwide reached $104.6m. France delivered $959,000 (€860,000) in the third weekend as the film ranked fourth and reached $5.3m (€4.7m), while top market Mexico generated $605,000 (Ps 11.4m) to rank fourth and reach $10m) (Ps. 188.1m), and the UK produced a $785,000 (£607,000) debut in third place.

Shazam! grossed $2.5m from 80 for $220.7m, and $356m worldwide, and grossed $646,000 (¥72.2m) in the third weekend in Japan for $5.6m (¥622.5m). China is the DC Entertainment and New Line superhero adaptation’s lead market on $43.8m, followed by the UK on $17.2m.


Wonder Park grossed $4.7m from 44 markets to bring the family animation to a $66.7m running total. Horror release Pet Sematary, based on the Stephen King novel, added $1.5m from 37 markets for $51.9m. Brazil and Italy are the final markets to open this week.


UPDATED: The rom-com Long Shot starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron launched day-and-date with North America in 22 markets at the weekend, earning $3.2m through Lionsgate International licensees.

The UK delivered the top result of the session on $1.1m to rank second behind Avengers: Endgame, followed by Mexico on $610,000 for fourth place, and Australia $595,000 for third place. The international roll-out will continue throughout the summer, and the next major markets to release are France on May 15, Spain on May 17, Brazil and Germany on June 20, Russia on June 27, and South Korea on July 17.


UPDATED: Jordan Peele’s horror film Us added $1.2m from 28 territories in play for $78m from 66 overall, climbing to $251.9m worldwide. The Lupita Nyong’o starrer opened in Mexico on $730,000 in second place, and debuted in Peru on $188,000 in second.

Body-swap comedy Little added $400,000 from 13 for $7.5m from 15 overall, and stands at $46.1m worldwide. Fighting With My Family stands at $5.6m internationally from 21, and $39m worldwide. The drama opened in Germany on $268,000 in tenth place.

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