Avengers Endgame Box Office Report

“Avengers: Endgame” Obliterates All the Records


April 26-28, 2019

(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)


Avengers: Endgame  $350.0 million
Captain Marvel $8.0 million
The Curse of La Llorona  $7.5 million
Breakthrough $6.3 million
Shazam! $5.5 million

Everyone knew Avengers: Endgame was going to break Infinity War's already massive debut record, but not even Disney with all their Scrooge McDuck money could have predicted this. With nearly $100 million more than Infinity War's domestic opening weekend and nearly doubling its overseas haul – thanks to opening in China concurrently this time – it might actually hold onto the all-time record forever. (Just kidding. The Rise of Skywalker opens in eight months.) But among the records it shattered this weekend: biggest Thursday previews, biggest opening day (and Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and fastest to $350 million. It's also the biggest international opening weekend ever, taking in more than $859 million. That's double the previous record holder of The Fate of the Furious. That's $1.2 billion total. Over one billion dollars, in one weekend.

Of course that meant that all other movies had to fall greatly, except Captain Marvel. In its eighth weekend in theaters, it crawled back to No. 2, taking in around $8 million. It's now the fifth-biggest movie in the MCU. Although Endgame is already No. 9 after three days, and it will best even the all-powerful Captain Marvel by Friday.

The Curse of La Llorona took a massive 71 percent dive in its second weekend. It will just barely top $50 million at this point. Breakthrough held on fairly well. It's now at $26 million, much better than the recent slate of faith-based movies have done. Shazam! probably felt the biggest effect of Endgame's massive opening, as it fell 66.5 percent, pushing $150 million out of reach.

Outside the top 5:

  • This Weekend's Indie Champ: The White Crow, a stately drama about a Soviet ballet dancer who defected to the West. It averaged $16,135 on its five screens.
  • Most movies experienced a massive drop, since Endgame had a 90 percent share of the box office. But Hellboy had the worst of them all. Just missing the bottom 10 of all-time theater drops.
  • Missing Link is also having a rough go of it. It's now at just $15 million, more than $30 million less than the next closest film from Laika Animation.

Next week:

A lot of films open nationwide, but they'll be lucky to even get double digits against Endgame's second weekend. I think Long Shot has the best chance, with about $15 million. Uglydolls will likely be a Battle for Terra/Strange Magic level flop, with El Chicano and The Intruder not even making a dent.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.