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‘AVENGERS: ENDGAME’ SHATTERS MULTIPLE RECORDS

Avengers: Endgame is blowing past even the most seemingly optimistic predictions for opening weekend. After earning the widest release in history (4,662 screens!) the Disney-Marvel film garnered $158 on its opening day alone, 32% higher than the previous record held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (The 2015 release snagged $119.1 million).

Endgame was also the fastest film to gross $100 million domestically, reaching that milestone after 17 hours. The previous record was held by Avengers: Infinity War, which snagged $100 million in 21 hours.

While final tallies are still being finalized, but observers estimate the opening weekend will blow past $350 million, beating the previous record of $257.6 million, or 34%. Avengers: Endgame is also the first ever film to gross $1 billion in its opener, and is on target to become the fifth film to gross $2 billion worldwide.