Box Office Preview: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Preps for Record $850M-$900M Global Bow
The superhero tentpole could cross $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales in less than a week in release.
The only game in town at the box office this weekend is Avengers: Endgame — and then some.
Marvel Studios and Disney’s superhero juggernaut is virtually assured of shattering records with a projected global launch of $850 to $900 million, if not more. That could include a potential all-time best of $270 million to $300 million in North America, where it unfurls in 4,600 theaters, the widest release ever.
The big caveat is the tentpole’s running time of 3 hours and 58 seconds. That means a reduction in showtimes. So far, Disney and theater owners appear to be making up the difference by adding additional screens and showtimes. And online ticket service Fandango says 4,000 shows are sold out.