Moviegoers headed out to theaters in droves for the second weekend in a row to see Avengers: Endgame.
And the Marvel Cinematic Universe just became even more powerful with Endgame earning the title of second-highest grossing film of all time with a staggering $ 2 billion at the box office, according to Variety.
The hit Disney flick has now grossed $ 2.188 billion globally in its 11-day run, with another $ 145 million at the domestic box office during its second weekend in theaters.
The second weekend tally was the second biggest in history, just behind the $ 149.2 million earned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
Avengers: Endgame earned the title of second-highest grossing film of all time with a staggering $ 2billion at the box office, according to Variety .
Endgame has earned $ 620 million at the domestic box office in its short run, becoming the ninth biggest film in North America.
Internationally, the Avenger’s flick has earned $ 1.56 billion, with $ 575 million coming in from China alone.
The blockbuster movie reached a global box office of $ 1.915 billion by Friday, according to Deadline, and its current worldwide tally is $ 2.188 billion.
Endgame is now one of five films to surpass the $ 2 billion marker, joining Avengers: Infinity War ($ 2.048 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 2.068 billion), Titanic ($ 2.187 billion) and the highest grossing movie of all time worldwide, Avatar ($ 2.788 billion).
Action: Endgame is now one of five films to surpass the $ 2 billion marker, joining Avengers: Infinity War ($ 2.048 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 2.048 billion), Titanic ($ 2.187 billion) and the highest grossing movie of all time worldwide, Avatar ($ 2.788 billion)
Star power: Endgame has earned $ 620 million at the domestic box office in its short run, becoming the ninth biggest film in North America
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Social hit: In addition to setting records with its ticket sales, Endgame has now topped the charts on Twitter – with almost half the 50 million total sent in the past week alone
The film became the No. 2 highest grossing global movie of all time, having surpassed Jurassic World on Thursday and broke records to become the first film in history to surpass the $ 1 billion mark in just its opening weekend, raking in an estimated $ 1.2 billion.
With an estimated budget of $ 356 million, Endgame is one of the most expensive films ever made and saw the conclusion of the decade-long Infinity Saga – which documented Thanos’ plot to wipe out half of the universe’s living creatures.
Endgame is the latter end of Marvel’s ‘Phase Three’, but the superhero giant shows no signs of slowing down just yet, with ‘Phase Four’ set to begin in 2020.
The fourth phase is set to include the long-awaited Black Widow solo film, and sequels for Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Record breaker: Avengers: Endgame has become the most tweeted about film of all time with more than 50 million posts since the start of the year (pictured Chris Hemsworth as Thor)
New films entering the marketplace hardly stood a chance, but some saw successes even in the shadow of “Endgame.”
In second place, “The Intruder,” a modestly budgeted ($ 8 million) thriller with Dennis Quaid and Meagan Good, survived poor reviews and did the best of the batch with $ 11 million in box office receipts. The Sony/Screen Gems film was released on 2,222 screens.
Although close behind on the charts in third place, Lionsgate and Point Grey’s “Long Shot,” a politically-themed romantic comedy with Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, failed to make a significant dent against its pricier budget. The film, which was the best reviewed of the newcomers by far, grossed an estimated $ 10 million from 3,230 screens, against a reported $ 40 million budget. But word-of-mouth could also help propel “Long Shot” to profits ultimately.
“‘Long Shot’ has a shot at staying power,” Dergarabedian said. “But there’s a lot of noise to rise above.”
The unluckiest of the new movies was “Uglydolls,” an animated film based on the toys featuring the voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and Janelle Monae, which placed fourth with $ 8.5 million. STXfilms’ first animated feature cost $ 45 million to produce after production rebates. It does, however, still have a China release later this summer.
Industry-wide, the continued success of “Endgame” has also helped the box office deficit, which went from down 13.2% last weekend to down 10.9% this weekend. And Dergarabedian said that the industry may be on its way to a record summer, still.
“It’s not just about one movie this summer,” he said. “There’s a lot more to come from every studio. Diversity of content will rule the day.”
Big finish! Endgame is one of the most expensive films ever made and saw the conclusion of the decade-long Infinity Saga – which documented Thanos’ plot to wipe out half of the universe’s living creatures
Avengers: Endgame is now poised to be the highest grossing movie of all time, domestically and worldwide.
Endgame has grossed more than current domestic box office record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens had earned in its first two weeks ($ 540 million).
It is also $ 600 million away from surpassing Avatar’s $ 2.788 billion worldwide record, set back in 2010 during the end of its epic theatrical run.
Other records currently held by Avengers: Endgame include foreign opening weekend ($ 866.5 million), worldwide opening weekend ($ 1.223 billion), opening week ($ 473.8 million) and much more.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1.”Avengers: Endgame,” $ 145.8 million ($ 282.2 million international).
2.”The Intruder,” $ 11 million.
3.”Long Shot,” $ 10 million ($ 3.3 million international).
4.”Uglydolls,” $ 8.5 million ($ 955,000 international).
5.”Captain Marvel,” $ 4.3 million ($ 1.2 million international).
6.”Breakthrough,” $ 3.9 million.
7.”The Curse of La Llorona,” $ 3.5 million ($ 5.8 million international).
8.”Shazam!” $ 2.5 million ($ 2.3 million international).
9.”Little,” $ 1.5 million ($ 400,000 international).
10.”Dumbo,” $ 1.4 million ($ 4 million international).
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Comscore:
1. “Avengers: Endgame,” $ 282.2 million.
2. “Capernaum,” $ 13.1 million.
3. “We’ll End Up Together,” $ 7 million.
4. “The Curse of La Llorona,” $ 5.8 million.
5. “Wonder Park” and “Always Miss You,” $ 4.7 million.
6. “Dumbo,” $ 4 million.
7. “Long Shot,” $ 3.3 million.
8. “Inseparable Bros,” $ 3.2 million.
9. “Shazam!” and “After,” $ 2.3 million.
10. “Queen’s Corgi,” $ 1.7 million.