The Walt Disney Company is reporting that Avengers: Endgame opened yesterday in 25 international markets and posted an estimated $169 million, shattering existing records by setting all-time industry single day records in many markets. All markets saw openings above that of Avengers: Infinity War when opening on the same day.
The top territories include: China ($107.5M); Korea ($8.4M); Australia ($7.0M); France ($6.0M); Italy ($5.8M); Germany ($5.6M); Philippines ($3.9M); Hong Kong ($2.7M); Taiwan ($2.6M); Indonesia ($2.5M); Thailand ($2.4M); Malaysia ($2.0M); and other markets ($12.6M).
Avengers: Endgame is currently pacing ahead of Avengers: Infinity War in all markets. The film will continue rolling out this weekend and will be open in the whole international marketplace by Sunday with the exception of Russia (April 29). Today sees further openings in UK and Brazil, as well as Croatia, Czech Rep, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Argentina, Panama, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.
Domestically, Avengers: Infinity War opens tomorrow in over 4,662 theaters (a new industry record for widest release), including over 3,900 3D locations, 410 IMAX screens, 785 Premium Large Format screens and 250 D-Box/4D locations, with previews beginning tonight at 6pm.
In Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Infinity War, members from every MCU franchise sacrificed like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin could put an end to the universe. The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to 22 films, Avengers: Endgame.
Kevin Feige produces Avengers: Endgame, and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.