Just 1 day and we’d get to see the biggest movie of the decade “Avengers: Endgame”. It is going to be big in all terms and categories. It has the biggest cast, the longest run time, will have the biggest opening weekend domestically and worldwide, and it is also the most expensive MCU movie ever made! So, there’s a lot of top-notch stuff happening with Endgame. It even has a 97% Rotten Tomatoes score and it shares the number one spot with Black Panther.
Endgame is supposed to open with somewhere between $250-$280 Million domestically and make an all-time record for having the biggest opening of all time in the US, beating Infinity War’s $257 Million. These numbers are suggested to rise and some analysts have even claimed that Endgame could in fact open with $300 Million in the US. Now if you thought this was going to be the biggest opening by any country, then YOU – ARE – WRONG!
China has created a massive record on its opening day of Avengers: Endgame. The movie came out in the country yesterday, and it brought in a mind-boggling $107 Million on its opening day. This obviously includes the midnight screenings that accounted for $28 Million, but still, this is a huge number that movies don’t even make in an entire weekend on a regular basis! Imagine if this continues till Sunday, China could probably bring somewhere around $300 Million in 3 days, and the numbers have to dip in 5 days, so let’s just say $500 Million would be China’s Box Office Income by Sunday.
Avengers: Endgame opens everywhere by this Friday, so we can assume that the film will actually bring in almost $1 Billion (if not more) by Sunday! That’s huge for any movie. With these numbers, Avengers: Endgame certainly has to be the movie that dethrones Avatar. No other movie will ever have the chance to do that, and a hype like this where the world comes together to rejoice a movie cannot be generated again, probably not even by Marvel themselves. The Avatar sequels are coming but they will surely not be as big as the first one, and neither can Star Wars Episode IX do anything after the backlash from The Last Jedi.
What’s crazy is that Avengers: Endgame can make $3 Billion. We were the first ones to say it earlier this month, and we stand by it! Things are already crazy and Avengers: Endgame can surely make them even crazier by the end of its Box Office run. The Box Office numbers can take a steep dive if the movies with such big openings aren’t that good, but Endgame is a great movie, and it will certainly have immensely strong legs in the coming weeks! Let’s see what it does.
Here are a few reviews of the film:
Brandon Davis – Comicbook.com
“The final movie in Marvel’s Infinity Saga is a masterpiece. It’s an absolute spectacle which needs to be watched on the biggest screen possible. It’s a love letter to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, I’d argue that Avengers: Endgame is the film event of our lifetime and lives up to every bit of global hype it has garnered. It is setting a new standard and raising the bar for event films and likely will not be matched in this generation of filmmaking.”
Peter Debruge – Variety
“That said, readers should also be warned that “Avengers: Endgame” hinges on the most frustrating of narrative tricks, and that no meaningful analysis of the film can take place without delving into some of the choices made by the Russo brothers and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. If “Infinity War” was billed as a must-see event for all moviegoers, whether or not they’d attended a single Marvel movie prior, then “Endgame” is the ultimate fan-service follow-up, so densely packed with pay-offs to relationships established in the previous films that it all but demands that audiences put in the homework of watching (or rewatching) a dozen earlier movies to appreciate the sense of closure it offers the series’ most popular characters.”
Todd McCarthy – The Hollywood Reporter
“Nonetheless, it’s an amiable brand of melancholy that pervades the film, one that scarcely gets in the way of the enthusiasm and excitement that Marvel adventures almost always deliver in some measure or another. The feeling of finality and potential farewell is sometimes suggested quietly just in the way certain moments are lingered over, conveying the fatalistic sense that this might well be the last time around the block for some of these characters. At the rate it’s going, Marvel will be around for the better part of forever, but this will likely be the studio swan song for a number of the cast members.”