Avengers: Endgame, the much-awaited Marvel film helmed by Russo brothers, is off to a smashing success in China. The highly anticipated Marvel film had a huge opening in China on Wednesday, two days before its big release in the US and India. According to a report by Variety, as of 2 pm on Wednesday, Avengers: Endgame has raked in $83 million - far more than any other Hollywood title to have found an audience in China. It has also crossed the opening day collection of Avengers: Infinity War.
Screenings began at midnight on Wednesday with the film already earning a whopping $28 million from ticket pre-sales. The midnight screening tally includes Avengers: Endgame screenings at 3 pm and 6 pm as well.
According to a China box office analyst, Avengers: Endgame is expected to earn a total of $95-100 million on the opening day itself, including $28 million from midnight screenings. A number that doesn’t seem to far-fetched considering how there’s still 9 more hours of opening day left.
China Box Office: Early estimates suggest that Avengers: Endgame is going to make $95-100M on opening day, including $28M from midnights. It would help it to get $280M-plus on 5-day debut. WOM is incredible: 9.2/10 on Douban, 9.3/10 on Maoyan, 9.4/10 on Taopiao. #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/GkmUEg3vVH— Gavin Feng (@gavinfeng97) April 24, 2019
While there’s no way of knowing exactly what’s going to happen in the 5 days following the mid-week release of Avengers: Endgame in China, predictions show that the film is expected to shatter all Chinese box-office records. Analysts have said that, from the looks of it, Avengers: Endgame should have no trouble surpassing the first-weekend box office collections of its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War.
A direct sequel of Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame is a culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 22-year long journey. Undoubtedly, its popularity has surpassed that of many iconic superhero films. On Monday, the official premiere of Avengers: Endgame resulted in a flood of emotional (and promising) reactions from the who’s who of the fraternity on Twitter.
Joel Meares, the editor-in-chief of the film and television reviewing website Rotten Tomatoes said that the fans will go “apeshit” after watching the film.
What an absolutely perfect ending to the journey that began over a decade ago. #AvengersEndgame is everything & yet nothing you expect. I cannot wait to see where the MCU.— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) April 23, 2019
Bravo Russo bros and Kevin Feige. Thank you for giving us and our kids heroes to dream of.
Just saw #AvengersEndgame. This tweet will have no spoilers. Instead, it’ll just be emotional gibberish. Thor in this movie is my mood rn. Also, it was so amazing I cried... many times. I will watch this movie so many times. I feel so fulfilled after a decade.— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) April 23, 2019
Imagine the best possible version of #AvengersEndgame and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations. I cried 5-6 times. It’s the most emotional, most epic, MCU film. A tribute to ten years of this universe and holy shit the great fan service in this movie. Soooo good.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 23, 2019
Do not go in expecting Infinity War part two. The two films are so different, yet compliment each other in all the best ways. In terms of which MCU movie to watch beforehand... honestly, all of them. What an experience - what an accomplishment#AvengersEndgame— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 23, 2019
Somehow, even under a layer of Hulk CG, Mark Ruffalo manages to look like he's having the time of his life in #AvengersEndGame.— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) April 23, 2019
So, #AvengersEndgame hits the required beats, with plenty of fan service (most of it earned) and plenty of wit. It doesn't make a ton of sense (and the action is a comedown) but it's unquestionably fun.— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) April 23, 2019
While watching #AvengersEndgame, I laughed so loud, I clapped with so much force, and I cried so hard. The movie exceeds every expectation and is the perfect culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 23, 2019
Avengers: Endgame will release in India on Friday. The film will see all superheroes unite to fight Thanos after the latter wiped out half the world at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
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