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Thursday 22 August 2019

Marvel's new 'Avengers' sets world record on film's opening weekend

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Brie Larson is one of the many stars in ‘Endgame’
Brie Larson is one of the many stars in ‘Endgame’

Jake Coyle

New Marvel superhero movie 'Avengers: Endgame' has shattered the records for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350m (€314m) in ticket sales in the US and $1.2bn (€1.08bn) globally.

The 'Avengers' finale far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations, according to studio estimates. It had been forecast to open between $260m-$300m in US and Canadian cinemas. But moviegoers turned out in such droves that 'Endgame' blew past the record of $257.7m, set last year by 'Avengers: Infinity War' when it surpassed 'The Force Awakens'. 'Endgame' was just as big overseas. Worldwide, it obliterated the previous record of $640.5m, also set by 'Infinity War'. The latter didn't open in China, the world's second-largest movie market, until two weeks after its debut.

Irish Independent

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