We knew that Avengers: Endgame would draw a larger domestic box office number than the last film, but it’s starting to look like it’ll blast past Avengers: Infinity War this weekend if the current high-end tracking for the film is any indication.
Updated tracking numbers from BoxOfficePro places the Marvel Studios film in the range of $270-300 million plus, which could mean even exceeding the $300 million dollar mark and suggests a potential $40 million increase from Avengers: Infinity War’s opening last year at $257.7 million.
Avengers: Infinity War holds the record for the largest worldwide opening at $640.5 million and due to bump-up of the release date in China it’s expected that Avengers: Endgame will crush that number pretty easily given that Avengers: Infinity War didn’t have those Chinese box office numbers during their initial global opening.
Also, the film holds an impressive 97% rating on RottenTomatoes (based on 116 reviews), which isn’t indicative of quality but will likely be used to help bolster the film’s appeal during the final days of the marketing push.
I know people are making the assumption that Endgame might be able to dethrone James Cameron’s Avatar worldwide total, but given the smaller release window and upcoming competition in May (Detective Pikachu, Godzilla: King of The Monsters, Aladdin, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum), it does seem like an uphill battle even the Avengers might have trouble getting done in time before it’s out of theaters. We’ll likely have a better idea in May if the film has a shot of breaking Avatar’s $2.7 billion box office record. However, considering Avengers: Infinity War only managed to hit $2.048 billion it’ll have to make $740 million more this time around.
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: BOX OFFICE PRO