Well, that didn't take very long now did it? After just one night in theaters, Avengers: Endgame has already written its name in the box office history books. Marvel's biggest blockbuster to-date was expected to be a behemoth when it hit theaters this weekend, but so far the film is already exceeded the lofty estimates, delivering the biggest opening preview night in box office history.
Avengers: Endgame made a whopping $60 million on Thursday night, knocking off previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 2015's return to Star Wars earned $57 million in its preview night, a record that seemed nearly unbreakable at the time. Well, Endgame is certainly a one-of-a-kind box office performer, and the broken records are just getting started.
On Thursday night, before the numbers were exactly final, projections had Avengers: Endgame finishing the preview outing at around $43 million. Of course, that wasn't official from Disney, and the added screenings in the middle of the night gave Endgame an even bigger boost. $60 million is now the opening night number to beat, and that likely won't change any time soon.
The previous opening preview night record for the MCU was last year's Avengers: Infinity War, which earned $39 million on its first Thursday.
With $60 million already in the bag, and three full days to go, it's entirely possible that Avengers: Endgame will hit the $300 million mark in its opening weekend. That's a feat no other movie in domestic box office history can claim. The current opening weekend record belongs to, you guessed it, Avengers: Infinity War at $257 million. It will be almost impossible for Endgame not to top that.
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