Avengers: Endgame is finally making it to cinemas this weekend and the hype for the second entry in Joe and Anthony Russo’s two-part Avengers movie couldn’t get any stronger.
The sequel to Avengers: Infinity War is already breaking advance ticket sales records, and projections for the film seem overwhelming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, analysts expect the film to nab $850 to $900 million at the worldwide box office during its opening weekend. Domestically, the film is expected to rake in about $270 to $300 million. That’s a whole lot of money, and if the film manages to land in its expected range or better than Endgame will reach more than a billion in less than a week.
This counters concern that the film might not do as well at the box office because of its massive runtime. Earlier this month, industry analysts posed concern that Endgame might have problems at the box office during its opening weekend because of its three-hour-long runtime that would mean fewer screenings for the film.
Disney seems to have dealt with the issue because projections for Endgame are excessively high.
The film is expected to surpass the numbers of Avengers: Infinity War which currently holds the award for the film with the biggest opening ever, raking in $640.5 million. It also has the largest domestic box office opening with $257.6 million.
We’ll have to wait and see how far past Infinity War the upcoming Endgame might reach, though the projected numbers for the film are already pretty overwhelming.
Avengers: Endgame premieres April 26, 2019.