To say that the fourth and final film in the Avengers series, Avengers: Endgame, is one of the biggest cinematic events of the year is a bit of an understatement, especially when considering the numerous Box Office records it has smashed with ease since releasing in theaters globally at the end of April.
In just 12 days, Marvel‘s highly anticipated Avengers finale has completely dominated, and to truly highlight its many accomplishments, we’ve put together a guide to all the records the records it has broken so far.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailers are the most-watched on YouTube
Before Endgame arrived in theaters, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a new Avengers trailer dropped every day considering the vast amount of teaser footage. That constant hype has clearly paid off; two of those clips now sit at the top of the list of the most-watched trailers on YouTube.
The first record-breaker arrived in December 2018 and knocked Disney’s The Lion King off the top spot with 289 million views in 24-hours. The next trailer, which landed in March, came close second with 268 million views, also in 24 hours.
Early in April, movie ticket app Atom Tickets announced that Avengers: Endgame broke its record for most pre-sale tickets of all time. Per The Wrap‘s coverage, that title was previously held by Marvel rival DC and its film Aquaman starring Jason Momoa. On the day Endgame tickets went on pre-sale, it sold five times as many tickets as Aquaman and three times as many as its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War did in the first hour of sales.
‘Endgame’ shattered records at the Chinese Box Office
Avengers: Endgame landed in China three days before its US release on April 26 and became the country’s highest-grossing opening film as a result. Pushing Monster Hunt 2 from the top spot, Endgame ended up taking $102 million in its first day alone.
Highest Thursday preview, highest opening day, and highest opening weekend
For its US preview on Thursday April 25, Avengers: Endgame made $60 million, which to put into context, is more than most films released in 2019 made during their entire run, as reported by NPR. The following day (Friday April 26), the movie earned $156.7 million, which is the biggest single day for any film ever, while its entire US opening weekend brought in a record-breaking $350 million.
Fastest film to hit $2 billion
Since its global release on April 26, Avengers: Endgame has brought in an insane $2,188 billion and counting, making it both the biggest worldwide and domestic debut of all time. That accolade was previously held by James Cameron’s Avatar, which took 47 days to reach the $2 billion mark.