‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passes $2 Billion Mark in Second Weekend
(Bloomberg) -- Walt Disney Co.’s epic “Avengers: Endgame” surpassed the $2 billion mark in ticket sales in its second weekend in theaters, showing fans can’t get enough of the superhero mashup. It’s now one of only five films ever to cross that threshold and is the second-highest grossing movie of all time after passing “Titanic.”
- The Marvel feature brought in $147.4 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters this weekend, researcher Comscore Inc. said Monday in an email. That just missed the second-weekend record of $149.2 million held by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” another film from the Disney stable. Analysts were predicting about $153 million in revenue for “Endgame” over the three days.
- The popularity of the film became evident from its first days in theaters. After just one week, “Endgame” had become the fifth-highest-grossing movie of all-time, behind such hits as No. 1 “Avatar” and No. 2 “Titanic.” Some analysts predict it will ultimately claim the No. 1 spot.
- The movie has provided a huge boost to theaters, which have seen revenue decline so far this year. Sales for this weekend’s top 10 pictures increased by 21 over a year earlier.
- Three new films opened in wide release this weekend, rounding out the rest of the top four spots: “The Intruder,” a thriller from Sony Pictures; “Long Shot,” a comedy from Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; and “UglyDolls,” an animated feature from STX Entertainment.
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