Avengers: Endgame was always going to be a smash hit. Now we're starting to get an idea of just how big of one it really is.
According to Deadline, the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected to gross $1.1 billion at the global box office over just its opening weekend, earning $350-356 million domestically and $800 million internationally, with roughly $300 million of that coming from China. This would make the film the first ever to break $1 billion in that time frame. The outlet also reports Endgame will have nearly broken even on Sunday, which is remarkably fast for a superhero film. For comparison, Avengers: Infinity War took 10 days to reach that point at the box office.
Analysts suggest that the film could easily pass $2 billion total gross, which would make it only the fifth film ever to reach that point. Estimates at this point put the film as earning more than $750 million domestically. If higher estimates hold true, Endgame could earn Marvel Studios between $600-650 million in terms of profit.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is in theaters now.