The more you talk about Avengers: Endgame, the less it feels. It really was a beautiful movie. While we all screamed at every bit of the film battle, it was the little quitter moments that gave us eternal satisfaction. If fan service was a goal, then the Russos have clearly achieved that and gone beyond that. Now, all that wasn’t for the amount of money that Disney is making. Marvel works to satisfy us, and they know that money will follow anyway if they really please us. They’ve done exactly that and the result is in front of us. Avengers: Endgame has obliterated the Box Office.
After opening up with $356 Million domestically, and $866 Million overseas, Avengers: Endgame hasn’t dropped the ball as it is bringing in large sums of money even during the weekdays. Just 1 week has passed and it has already taken down all of its MCU predecessors except for Infinity War. The Avengers was beaten so easily, like $1.5 Billion meant nothing. The likes of Black Panther, Age of Ultron were insects in its path.
There was a time when The Avengers opened up with the biggest domestic weekend ever and that was $208 Million. Avengers: Infinity War beat that like a piece of cake, and Endgame has left it far behind. Such was the excitement and need of this movie. Marvel had built such strong characters by this time that every bit of what we got felt special.
If you compare the characters from the way they started to the way this film ends them, you’d see a huge difference and the growth that the characters have been through. Natasha used to be a darker personality that had a lot of Red in her ledger. She found this family and gave her life to save it. The Hulk was all about Smash. But now Bruce accepted him as a cure and not a disease, and hence he is the best of both the worlds, i.e. Brains & Brawn.
Thor began as a dutiful son, but now he is so much more. He took the responsibility of the loss, and hence was depressed. But he came back to fight like a King. Cap gave his entire life to fulfill his duty, and finally got a moment, or rather a life of happiness. Then we come to Tony. He got to make amends with his father, but most importantly, he did what his father never could. Tony kept the greater good of others over his own self-interest.
What is it, if not special? This is why this film deserves every bit of the praise that it is getting. So, the money earned really feels smaller against what this film did for the fans. All generations of people enjoyed it equally. Of course, this film would not have meant the same to the people who haven’t been invested in the MCU for the better part of the last decade. But for those who were, there probably won’t be anything better than this.
Avengers: Endgame currently stands at $1.664 Billion after a week. It is now the 6th highest grossing film of all time. By the end of this week, it will certainly cross $2 Billion with ease, and beat the likes of Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well. That will make it the third highest grossing movie of all time.
The film was produced at a budget of $356 Million and the marketing cost was somewhere a little over $200 Million. So, let’s assume that the Disney spent $560 Million on it. They are already earning pure profits, and this movie is tracking somewhere between $3-3.5 Billion worldwide. That’s just insane and it will make Avengers: Endgame the unbeatable King of the Box Office.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ty Simpkins, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.