Written by KingCnote on April 29, 2019
The Top 5 movies this weekend:
1. Avengers: Endgame – $350 million
2. Captain Marvel – $8.1 million
3. The Curse of La Llorona – $7.5 million
4. Breakthrough – $6.3 million
5. Shazam! – $5.5 million
Avengers: Endgame has re-written the box-office record books. The Marvel flick was expected to score the highest-grossing opening — but it destroyed expectations with a $350 million domestic debut and $1.2 billion global premiere.
Among the records Endgame shattered: Largest Thursday Previews ($60 million), Largest Friday, Opening Day and Single Day ($156.7 million), Highest Per Theater Average for a Wide Opening ($75,075 / 4,662 theaters), Fastest to $300 Million (3 Days) and International Opening Weekend ($859 million).
It’s already the 18th highest-grossing movie of all time.
And if that isn’t enough — Marvel also has the weekend’s number-two movie. In an incredibly distant second, Captain Marvel — who also appears in Endgame — jumped from fourth to second with $8.1 million. The movie has made $413.6 million.
Last weekend’s number-one movie, the horror flick The Curse of La Llorona, dropped to second with $7.5 million.
The inspiration drama Breakthrough went from third to fourth with $6.3 million
And another superhero film, Shazam!, rounded out the Top 5 with $5.5 million.