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“Avengers: Endgame” breaks box-office record with $1.22B worldwide debut

“Avengers: Endgame”, the last installment in the Marvel’s movie series earned $1.22 billion on its global debut, making it the first film to surpass $1 billion globally in its opening weekend and the fastest movie to reach the amount in just five days.

In a report by Variety, the movie earned $357.1 million in North America and $866.6 million overseas, surpassing domestic ($350 million) and international ($859 million) estimates of ticket sales.

‘Endgame’ even beat its previous installment “Avengers: Infinity War” which held the title for the largest worldwide debut with $640 million, making two Marvel movies on top of the list.

Alan Horn, Disney Studio chairman, said in a statement: “Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office.”

“Though ‘Endgame’ is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world,” Feige added.

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