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April 28, 2019

'Avengers: Endgame' sets box office records during opening weekend

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame" Walt Disney Pictures /for PhillyVoice

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame"

During its opening on Friday, "Avengers: Endgame" made $156.7 million in domestic box offices, making it the biggest opening day for a film in cinematic history.

Disney reported that the film is setting new precedents globally, too. By the end of Friday, it had made a record-breaking $644 million worldwide. 

At this rate in the U.S., "Endgame" will surpass $300 million in domestic ticket sales by the end of the weekend. 

So far, it has already surpassed besting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which grossed $119 million in 2015, though it played on fewer screens, according to the Associated Press. 

Across the U.S, theaters were bracing for sold-out showings of the three-hour Marvel installment. Based on pre-sale ticket sales, some AMC theaters even stayed open all night to account for large crowds and sold-out showings across the board. Fandango said Thursday that "Endgame" set records for pre-sale tickets for the platform, CNN reported.

So far, the highly-anticipated movie has received critical acclaim. It has a 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, as of Sunday morning. 

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