After months of anticipation, the first teaser trailer for Avengers: Endgame -- the sequel to this year's Avengers: Infinity War -- finally debuted on Friday morning, quickly earning the most views ever in a single day. The high number of views for the Endgame trailer indicate that the film will, unsurprisingly, be a box office success, but new estimates forecast it as making $2 billion at the worldwide box office.
Although the movie's April release date is currently too far off to guarantee accuracy in estimates, early predictions, which come courtesy of CNBC, indicate that the movie could earn up to $600 million at the domestic box office for a worldwide total of approximately $2 billion. This estimate puts Endgame on track to do as well as Infinity War, which earned $2.047 billion during its run.
Some experts are also pointing to the unusual marketing for Endgame as a sign of its coming success. Rather than providing constant promotional material, Marvel and Disney have held back and allowed fans to build their own hype for the movie -- which works out well, thanks to the interconnected characters and film series that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"The stakes have been raised organically, and the slow reveal surrounding Endgame only intensifies curiosity," analyst Shaw Robbins said. "We're talking about the safest box office bet since Avengers: Infinity War itself and the recent episodic Star Wars films."
In addition to the studio's proven record and unique marketing campaign for the film, Endgame's timing will also definitely help its box office. With its release date now confirmed as April 26, the movie will be the opening act for the summer blockbuster season, and not much is scheduled to compete with it in May.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.