Endgame Beats Infinity War for Biggest Box Office Opening Ever with $350M
Avengers: Endgame was able to exceed initial estimates in order to destroy the record of the highest brutal first weekend in North American history. The film could easily yield $ 350 million, destroying the previous record held last year, Infinity War which had raised $ 257.6 million during its opening weekend. If that was not enough, Endgame was able to win more than a billion dollars worldwide, breaking the first international record at the box office. The film easily took first place this weekend.
Avengers: Endgame also helped make the national box office as a whole, all films raising $ 397 million for the weekend. The previous record for a cumulative weekend was $ 314 million. In addition to breaking all these records, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film also allowed Captain Marvel to return to second place this weekend with an additional $ 8 million. Last week, Carol Danvers' self-contained film was at number four. Outside the MCU, the horror film The Curse of La Llorona was able to bring in $ 7.5 million, enough to occupy third place.
Drama Breakthrough $ 6.3 million, which was more than enough to win the number four box office this weekend. As for number five, this honor is Shazam! from DC after raising an additional $ 5.5 million. To date, the superhero movie has brought in nearly $ 350 million worldwide. DC's project has been a steady source of revenue at the box office since its inception four weeks ago.
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Little took number six this weekend after winning $ 3.4 million. Fantasy comedy has also proven itself at the box office since its debut three weeks ago. The same goes for the live remake of Disney's Dumbo which grossed $ 3.2 million this weekend and secured the seventh position. While the film was not what the studio originally hoped for, it has managed to earn $ 327.6 million since it opened in theaters five weeks ago.
Horror Movie Pet Semarary took eighth place this weekend after reporting $ 1.2 million. The mainstream adaptation of Stephen King's source material has provoked positive reviews, despite the fact that the book has been significantly altered. Jordan Peele's film managed to get the ninth position this weekend after earning $ 1.1 million. The horror movie has grossed $ 249.4 million worldwide so far. As for the tenth place of this weekend, it returns to Penguins which raised a million dollars. The remake of Hellboy fell to number fourteen after only $ 355,000 in winnings. You can check out the rest of this week's figures at the Mojo Box Office.
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