The superhero tentpole grossed $156.7 million on Friday in North America, putting it on course for a stunning domestic debut of $340 million-plus and a global launch of $1 billion. All are records, despite Endgame‘s lengthy running time of three hours.
The results overseas are no less astonishing. Avengers: Endgame, which began rolling out Wednesday, including in China, finished Friday with a three-day foreign tally of $487 million. That’s already the biggest international opening of all time, eclipsing The Fate of the Furious ($443 million).
The Russo brothers shot Endgame back-to-back with last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, the previous record-holder for biggest global opening ($640.5 million) and biggest domestic debut ($257.6 million), not adjusted for inflation. Endgame has the advantage of opening day and date in China, unlike Infinity War.
- Man was reportedly left bloodied outside a cinema in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- After watching the final Avengers film he shouted spoilers at other cinemagoers
- Directors tweeted an open letter to fans pleading with them to keep plot secret
A man has reportedly been beaten up outside a cinema after loudly revealing the plot of the new Avengers film to queuing fans who hadn’t yet seen it.
According to Taiwanese media, the man was left bloodied outside a cinema in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, after watching Avengers: Endgame.
A photo of the man has circulated online, according to AsiaOne, and shows him sitting down on a blood-spattered pavement.