Avengers: Endgame shattered box office records by earning $1.2 billion worldwide during its opening weekend.

Today, Disney announced Endgame took in an astounding $350 million domestically, becoming the first film to ever open above $300 million. Internationally, Endgame took in a staggering $859 million, bringing the worldwide box office haul to an astonishing $1.2 billion — well above what experts initially predicted.

In Disney’s press release, Alan Horn, the Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, noted the success was not only because of the fans, but also because of folks like Kevin Feige and all of the talent involved in these films. “Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office,” he stated. “Though ‘Endgame’ is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”

As for directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the duo went on to state that they poured their heart and soul into Avengers: Endgame, before thanking both Feige and Marvel, and most importantly — the fans for the film’s massive success.

Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now.

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Source: CBR

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