It seems the cliffhanger from Avengers: Infinity War paid off. Early Box Office predictions are finally in for the behemoth Blockbuster that is Avengers: Endgame. The prediction could see the fourth Avengers film surpass last year’s Box Office giant in its opening weekend alone. Infinity War once opened on an already amazing $258 million and managed to pass the $2 billion mark. It already was a major accomplishment for surpassing Disney’s other major release Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Bloomberg’s early predictions seem to set Endgame‘s opening weekend at $282 million in the U.S. alone. There are even suggestions that the film could be the first to surpass the $300 million mark.
That is not all, as the film will also release in China on April 24th. That is the countries’ Labor Day holiday which could push the film beyond Infinity War‘s record opening of $199.3 million. Currently, the film may make $840 million worldwide in just its opening weekend. Currently, Chinese analysts even see the film being the first Hollywood film to break the $400 million milestones in the country, something only local films have managed so far. Endgame will certainly be the film to watch this year so nothing seems to stop Marvel Studios from once again breaking records.
There are many things that point to this potential milestone. Infinity War‘s cliffhanger had many people wondering where they could be heading. The trailers are perfectly vague that sets people’s curiosity off even more. Also, there is a calm week before its release so, as Exhibitor Relations’ Jeff Bock puts it, we have the perfect calm before the storm. Throw in the potential that this film may be the final act for many recurring faces in the MCU and you have yourself the perfect recipe for Box Office record breaker. Not even a 3-hour runtime could stop people from watching Endgame.
What do you think? How much do you think it will make in its opening weekend?
Source: Box Office Mojo (Infinity War), Box Office Mojo (Opening Weekends), Bloomberg, Business Insider, Hollywood Reporter