Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Avengers: Endgame Superlatives (No Spoilers, No Review Just Background)

As mentioned yesterday, tonight's the night.  I'm finally going to get to see Avengers: Endgame.  Jamie is itching for me to see it so we can talk about it.  Avalyn did really good as well not talking about anything she saw, though she wanted to.

It's amazing to think what this movie represents.  It is the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far.  This is the 22nd film in the saga.  The end of three phases of the Marvel movies.  The conclusion of 11 years of storytelling.  This truly is the modern Star Wars phenomenon.

These are the movies that catapulted geek/nerd culture into the forefront of pop culture.  The ones that made Stan Lee a household name.  That led to three network television show spinoffs, five Netflix programs, one Hulu program, and one Freeform program, as well as various cartoons, comics, books and games.

And so far from the reviews, the movie is living up to the weight of expectations that are put on it.  Endgame has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 91% audience score.  It has even managed an impressive A+ on Cinema Score.  The general consensus is that this is a movie that has been worth the wait.

Here are just a few of the superlatives Endgame has earned in its opening weekend alone:

  • Biggest Domestic Opening of All Time - At $357.1 million (beating the previous record holder by nearly $100 million)
  • Biggest International Opening of All Time - $866.5 million (doubling the previous record holder)
  • Biggest Worldwide Opening of All Time - $1.224 billion
  • Opening at No. 17 on the All-Time Worldwide Box office chart - and climbing
  • Largest Thursday Previews - $60 million
  • Largest Single Day Gross - $157.4 million
  • Largest Opening Day Gross - $157.4 million
  • Largest Friday Gross - $157.4 million
  • Largest Saturday Gross - $109.3 million
  • Largest Sunday Gross - $90.4 million
  • Fastest Movie to Earn $1 billion - Reaching the milestone in just FIVE days
  • Widest Release of all time - 4,662 theaters
  • Widest Opening Release
  • Widest PG-13 Release
  • Highest Theater Average - at $76,601 per theater
  • Biggest Three Day Gross
  • Biggest Opening Weekend in April
  • Biggest Spring Opening
  • Biggest Global 4DX Opening
  • Biggest Global 3D Opening
  • Biggest IMAX Opening
  • Biggest Opening Weekend in Multiple International Markets
    • China
    • United Kingdom
    • Mexico
    • Australia
    • Germany
    • India
    • Brazil
    • France
    • Italy
    • the Philippines
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
    • Spain
    • Japan
    • Hong Kong
    • Taiwan
The people have spoken and have done so loudly.  Needless to say, Disney and Marvel are quite pleased at the love that has been shown to this film.

Just a little under an hour now.  Can't wait to see this film and to come back here tomorrow and share my thoughts.  

What a great time to be a nerd!

No comments:

Post a Comment