Avengers: Endgame is already breaking records as the film made an impressive $156.7 million on Friday (including Thursday night screenings) and is looking to nab a domestic opening of $340+ million. The global numbers could be just as impressive after moving up the rollout in China and may see a massive worldwide debut of $1 billion.

The superhero tentpole grossed $156.7 million on Friday in North America, putting it on course for a stunning domestic debut of $340 million-plus and a global launch of $1 billion. All are records, despite Endgame’s lengthy running time of three hours.

This would break the previous record of $$257.6 held by Avengers: Infinity War from last year with Avengers: Endgame getting close to a $100 million more.

How the film will fair overall in comparison to James Cameron’s Avatar is a little uncertain as May will have plenty of competition and the Marvel movie will have a smaller release window, things that Avatar really didn’t have to face during it’s extended run in 2010.

Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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