World Box Office Analysis Weekend 26th - 28th April 2019: Avengers Endgame smashes records all over the place on its debut weekend
Robert Hyde |
30th April 2019 |
As expected the anticipation for Avengers: Endgame spilled over this weekend and the Marvel film broke records all over the place on its debut weekend leaving every other film on release to mop up the tiny remainder of box office cash.
The Marvel film was expected to open big but perhaps no-one expected it to open quite this big as the much hyped and anticipated film broke the box office opening weekend record, set by Avengers: Infinity War, and became the first film to ever open with over a billion dollars on global takings.
The film took an unprecedented, and benchmark setting, $1.2 Billion from 55 countries over its first weekend, which including previews did extend to 5 days, but still to enter the Billion dollar club so quick is a new record.
The film is already the 13th highest grossing film of all time globally, and by next weekend will most likely be in the top 5 which will take a gross of $1.67 Billion or higher.
All eyes will be on the film in the coming weeks to see if can beat the 10 year old record of Avatar and beat that films $2.7 Billion total gross.
The Curse Of La Llorona
Last weeks top film falls to number 2 this week with a global weekend gross of $15.4 Million from 72 countries which pushes its total global gross to $86.9 Million.
The superhero movie from DC and Warner Bros fell to 3 and took $10.9 Million from 81 countries this weekend to push its total to $346.3 Million after 4 weeks of release.
The other Marvel film on the global box office this weekend is at 4 this week with $10.1 Million from 46 countries and pushes its total global gross to $1.1 Billion after 9 weeks.
Just for the record Avengers: Endgame beats this total in its first 5 days of release.
Still on the box office and doing well is the Tim Burton movie which this week is at 5 taking $9.6 Million from 52 countries for a $327.6 Million total from 5 weeks of release.
Pororo Treasure Island Adventure
Second highest new film of the week is at number 11 in the shape of this Chinese animation with takes $1.7 Million from just 1 country.