Avengers: Endgame surpasses $500 mn mark in China, becomes most successful foreign film title of all time

FP Staff

May 03, 2019 11:39:25 IST

Ahead of the second weekend, when it is expected to cross $2 billion worldwide, Marvel-Disney Studios' behemoth Avengers:Endgame has registered $500 million in China by Thursday.

Released on 24 April, Endgame is already the sixth highest grossing ($503 million) movie in the Chinese film history. The film has achieved the most successful foreign film title ever in the country after just a week of its release, surpassing the previous titleholder The Fate of the Furious.

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Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr in a still from Avengers: Endgame. Source: YouTube Screenshot

Taking China's box office collection into account, Avengers: Endgame has already passed Jurassic World to the No 5 spot globally. Local ticketing service Maoyan now projects Endgame to earn as much as $625 million by the end of its China run — about $100 million more than originally predicted, making it the third highest earning film of all time, just behind homegrown sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth, which has earned $691 million, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The Disney tentpole has already smashed 22 other local box office records, some of which include the highest-ever pre-sales ($92 million), the biggest midnight screening sales ($28 million), and the highest single-day ticket sales ($82 million), reports Variety.

The last film in the Avengers saga, Endgame is a follow-up to the events of Infinity War, which ended with Thanos obliterating half of all life in the universe with a snap of his finger. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film ends Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Updated Date: May 03, 2019 11:39:25 IST

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