Box Office: April 26-28

There are a lot of records that it didn’t break but let’s be honest; it broke all the ones that most of us keep track of. With The Force Awakens setting a twelve-day record for fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide and the Infinity War breaking that last year with eleven days, Avengers: Endgame has reached $1.2 billion in five days.

Five. Days.

The film delivered a staggering $350 million three-day debut in North America and it drew in 4330 million in the UK, which propelled it far. The film essentially had a worldwide same-weekend debut and it racked up big numbers everywhere with the UK coming in at just under $54 million and South Korea just over $47 million. Expect most of these numbers to rise once the late Monday actuals come filtering in.

The folks at Box Office Mojo have their breakdown of all the records broken, of which there are about twenty-five.

Disney purchased Marvel for about $4 billion to try and get into the boys market more about ten years ago because they had become so synonymous with girls works through the TV channel, the animated films, and so forth. They’ve certainly mined that investment well as even right now, Captain Marvel is in second place where it added another $8 million to its take to reach $413.5 million domestically. That Disney and Marvel put out two films in the past of just about seven weeks of each other that both broke the $1 billion market – albeit at different rates – is impressive as hell. Overall, Marvel has twenty-two films combined that have brought in just under $20 billion and nine of those films crossed the $1 billion mark.

Naturally, a lot of the box office oxygen was sucked up by the film but you know a few films likely made out a little bit better by it as Endgame sold out and they wanted to see something. Shazam! added another $5.5 million while The Curse of La Llorona brought in another $7.5 million. Fox even made out decently with Breakthrough adding another $6.3 million.

Next weekend has a number of films stepping up. Ont he wide side, Sony has The Intruder, Lionsgate with Long Shot, and STX With Uglydolls. Briarcliff is going wide with El Chicano as well. In limited release, Well Go USA is bringing out Savage and Shadow while IFC has Non-Fiction. Abramorama has Bolden while two new docs land with Ask Dr. Ruth from Magnolia and Meeting Gorbachev from The Orchard.