$330.5 million in five days | Avengers Endgame is breaking barriers at China’s Box Offices
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping upping the ante in trade disputes might have hampered many industries and businesses. But not superhero movies.
Endgame’s fervour in China’s movie goers proves that Superhero affinity is above nations and their trade wars.
- Endgame crushed the box office in China, earning $330.5 million in its five-day debut.
- Avengers’ fandom in China amounts to 38.5 percent of the film’s $859 million earnings outside the US.
- Aided by rave reviews, Endgame surpassed pre-release opening estimates of $270 million.
- Avengers is on its way to top Universal’s The Fate of the Furious ($393 million) to become the highest-grossing U.S. film in China ever.
- Chinese ticketing giant Maoyan projects Endgame to reach RMB 3.5 billion ($521 million) which would be the first Hollywood film to reach half-billion-dollars in an overseas market.
Avengers Endgame is a rage among movie-goers in China. It is expected to be the highest-grossing film of all time in the Chinese Market.
The Russo brothers directed Endgame is the 22nd and biggest show from the Marvel Cinematic Universe which hit theatre screens 11 years ago with Iron Man in 2008.
Endgame debuted in China two days before North America and made $107.8 million. Saturday’s earnings of $81.7 million sets a record for biggest single day earnings that don’t include midnight screenings.
In all, Endgame earned historic highest opening weekends in box-office history of 44 markets including Australia, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France (for a non-local film; measured by admissions), Italy (non-local), Spain and the U.K./Ireland.
Another overseas record includes highest single-day earnings in 29 markets, including Australia, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain and the U.K./Ireland, among others.