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“Avengers: Endgame” is on track for the largest opening weekend ever

Matthew De Silva
By Matthew De Silva

Tech reporter

Talk about super. Avengers: Endgame is rewriting the record books.

Already, the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War has claimed the largest opening day ever in the US, raking in more than $157 million on Friday. The nearest competition? Another Disney success, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

During its opening weekend, it’s estimated that Endgame will bring in close to $350 million across 4,662 theaters, the widest theatrical release in history. Infinity War holds the record for now, having collected $258 million during its opening weekend last year.

Globally, Endgame could bring in as much as $900 million—or perhaps more—this weekend. The film has snapped up audiences in China and India. Opening day in China brought in $107 million, while Indian audiences were reportedly buying 18 tickets per second on BookMyShow, a ticketing portal. In fact, to accommodate the rush of ticket purchases, Fandango even had to change how it handled its servers.

If you’re in the US and haven’t seen Endgame yet, you’re in luck: AMC has arranged round-the-clock showings at a number of theaters. And with a 96% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes—and a respectable 77 from MetaCritic—it looks like the superhero saga is worth the price of admission.

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