And Not a Box Office Record Was Left Standing as Avengers: Endgame Crushes in Debut Weekend

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Not only has Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Endgame come out on top of the weekend box office race, but it broke more than a dozen box office records while doing so.

The final chapter in the Avengers saga blew past the previous weekend record of $257.7 million which was set by its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War to finish with an estimated $350 million in domestic ticket sales. When all overseas receipts are added up the film is expected to be around $1.2 billion.

Here are some of the other records set by the superhero tentpole: Biggest worldwide opening; fastest to reach $1 billion worldwide; top North American opening; top daily totals; top China opening; biggest international opening; highest opening weekend in 44 markets; biggest domestic weekend total; top market share; Imax record; biggest 3D sale; widest North American release

The success of Endgame had a somewhat unexpected offshoot effect by boosting another Marvel entry. The female-led Captain Marvel saw a considerable uptick in ticket sales which bumped the pic from the fourth place slot last week to number two this week. That film pulled in an additional $8 million to bring its eight week total to $413 million.

Last week's number one film The Curse of La Llorona dropped two slots to finish in third place with a $7.5 million take while the Christian drama film Breakthrough brought in $6.3 million to finish in fourth.

The top five were rounded out by DC's Shazam! which managed another $5.5 million at this weekend's box office.

The Regina Hall-led fantasy/comedy film called Little continued to perform well with a $3.4 million take in the sixth slot while the Disney's live-action Dumbo remake was close behind with $3.2 million

Paramount's Stephen King remake Pet Sematary dropped one slot to come in eighth place by bringing in just over $1.2 million, followed by Jordan Peele's horror film Us which added another $1.1 million to its $172 million domestic total.

The top ten were rounded out by the Disneynature film Penguins which moved up two slots from last week with slightly more than $1 million in its second week.

Here are the weekend Box Office Results for April 26 - 28, 2019:

Title Weekend Total Last Week
1. Avengers: Endgame
$350,000,000 $350,000,000 N
2. Captain Marvel
$8,000,000 $413,500,000 4
3: The Curse of La Llorona
$7,500,000 $41,200,000 1
4. Breakthrough
$6,300,000 $26,100,000 3
5. Shazam!
$5,500,000 $131,100,000 2
6. Little
$3,400,000 $35,800,000 5
7. Dumbo  
$3,200,000 $107,000,000 6
8. Pet Sematary
$1,200,000 $52,600,000 7
9. Us 
$1,100,000 $172,800,000 8
10. Penguins
$1,000,000 $5,700,000 12

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