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AVENGERS: ENDGAME Topped a THE FORCE AWAKENS Box Office Record
“Part of the journey is the end,” and the start of that end has been very lucrative for Marvel. Avengers: Endgame had a record-setting “preview” night.

We knew Avengers: Endgame was going to have a monster opening weekend at the box office when pre-sale tickets sales were so crazy some very optimistic people had theirs on the market for thousands of dollars (yes, thousands). When Monday morning rolls around on a grateful universe, there’s an excellent chance the follow-up to last year’s gigantic worldwide phenomenon Infinity War will claim the greatest opening weekend in movie history. It’s already on pace, after it set the all-time preview night record, taking the title from the galaxy far, far away.

Box Office Mojo reports Avengers: Endgame took in a whopping $60 million in domestic ticket sales for its preview night (the Thursday before the official Friday opening), topping the previous holder, 2015’s The Force Awakens, which took in $57 million. (Though adjusted for inflation they are essentially the same.) All it took was selling out over 8,000 showings, which somehow sounds even more impressive.

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With Endgame expanding to even more screens, it’s almost certain its next record will be for the best opening weekend ever, which was set by Infinity War at nearly $258 million. And its worldwide box office is already at $305 million, so we can start thinking about whether it will eventually top Avatar’s all-time box office sales record of $2.78 billion.

Part of the journey is the end, but a much bigger part is all the money Disney will be hauling in from Avengers: Endgame.

Below, enjoy a video featuring a spoiler-free roundup of Endgame reviews. If you’ve already seen the movie, we’ve got a take on its final scene and some thoughts on what its pop culture references say about its plot.

Images: Marvel

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