LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marvel superhero spectacle “Avengers: Endgame” hauled in a report $60 million at U.S. and Canadian field places of work on Thursday night time, and distributor Walt Disney Co “cautiously” predicted an unprecedented $300 million weekend debut.
That would smash the present opening-weekend home report of $258 million, set a 12 months in the past by predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War.”
“As we are looking at levels of pre-sales and grosses not seen before, we are cautiously projecting a three-day in the $300 (million) range,” Disney mentioned in an e-mail on Friday afternoon.
The three-hour movie starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson is the ultimate chapter in a narrative instructed throughout 22 Marvel movies. It picks up after “Infinity War,” when a lot of Marvel’s big-screen superheroes appeared to flip to mud.
In “Endgame,” survivors together with Iron Man, the Hulk and Black Widow plot to kill the supervillain Thanos and undo his injury.
Thursday night’s home gross sales topped the earlier opening night time report of $57 million set in 2015 by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
“Endgame” started rolling out in worldwide markets on Wednesday and has achieved information in China and a number of different nations. As of Friday morning, international ticket gross sales reached $305 million, Disney mentioned.
Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Alistair Bell and Rosalba O’Brien