April 28, 2019
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.