Box Office Results - 'Avengers: Endgame'
I know this article is a bit late, but it’s been a busy week and I don’t get paid for this. Anyway, a little movie called Avengers: Endgame came out this week, and it barely made an impression so I don’t even know why I’m writing about it. Let’s take a look at what is undoubtedly shaping up to be one of the more disappointing weekends at the box office this year.
Avengers: Endgame (Disney)
Box Office: $357 million
$357 million in one weekend? Meh. $1.2 billion worldwide? Whatevs. It could have been worse I suppose. Let’s just hope that this one has any semblance of “legs” in the following weeks, otherwise Disney could be in a bit of trouble. If Avengers: Endgame can survive next weekend and not get steamrolled by Long Shot, it could have a chance at a break-even result. By the end of its run, providing it holds up, I could see Endgame grossing around $800 million. Again, not that impressive, but better than some might have expected from such an obscure property.
Ok, I can’t keep this up. What a damn impressive weekend this was. Avengers: Endgame BLEW AWAY almost all of the records and easily landed itself the best domestic opening weekend and worldwide opening of all time. ALL TIME. And at the rate it’s heading this week, I could see this one finally taking the crown off of James Cameron’s Avatar. I also expect this movie to hold up pretty well, what with its stellar critic reviews and A+ Cinemascore. So yeah, as I mentioned earlier, I think an $800+ total is on the table for Avengers: Endgame and an over $3 billion worldwide total is also likely. Let me just say that this record will probably be the one to beat for years and years to come.
The Top 10
The tsunami that is Avengers: Endgame meant the death of anything not Marvel/Disney related this weekend. Captain Marvel actually benefited from Avengers and had a very healthy 8.7% drop, bringing in an additional $8.3 million, it’s total now stands at a very impressive $414 million. The Curse of La LLorona had a precipitous drop due to the presence of Avengers and the lack of positive buzz. The horror flick that has a loose connection to the Conjuring universe brought in $8.3 million, which is still a respectable number considering it’s low production cost. The film stands at $42 million and should complete it’s run in the $55 million range. The Christian faith pic, Breakthrough managed to hold strong, only dropping 40%, grossing an additional $6.8 million for a running total of $27 million. Rounding out the top 5 we have Shazam!, which unfortunately took a direct hit from both Avengers and Captain Marvel, the superhero film had a steep drop of 66% bringing in $5.6 million, it’ll be fine though as it has already amassed a healthy sum of $131 million domestically and should cap out at around $150 million.
1. Avengers: Endgame - $357 million (NEW) $357 million
2. Captain Marvel - $8.3 million (-8.7%) $414 million
3. The Curse of La Llorona -$8 million (-69.5%) $42 million
4. Breakthrough - $6.8 million (-39.7%) $27 million
5. Shazam! - $5.6 million (-66.1%) $131 million
6. Dumbo - $3.5 million (-47.2%) $107 million
7. Little - $3.5 million (-58.3%) 36 million
8. Pet Sematary - $1.3 million (-72.8%) $53 million
9. Us - $1.8 million (-71.7%) $173 million
10. Penguins - $1.1 million (-49.9%) $5.8 million
Source: Box Office Mojo