'Avengers: Endgame' smashes opening day records in China with $107 million plus haul
The movie has already earned a massive $107 million on its first day in China plus another $28.1 million from midnight screenings.
'Avengers: Endgame' is slowly making its way into theatres across the world, and while North America waits for Thursday to see the movie in theaters, it has already raked in the moolah in China, and quite massively at that.
While there are several box office records set to be broken over the course of the week, the movie took just one day in terms of achieving the first milestone.
'Endgame' has already set the record for the biggest opening day in China's box office history. According to Deadline, the movie has already earned a massive $107 million on its first day in China plus another $28.1 million from midnight screenings. This meant that the money collected by the 'Monster Hunt 2' and 'The Fate of the Furious' on their first days were easily eclipsed.
If this is the rate China is going at, it is predicted that it may even surpass the opening weekend haul for the United States. While the initial prediction was that the movie could deliver an opening weekend between $250 and $280 million, the number now is expected to touch $300 million. 'Endgame' marks the final chapter of the Infinity Saga which began with 'Iron Man' (2008). 'Infinity War' made the biggest debut in China last year with a $191 million haul during the three-day opening weekend and totaled up to $360 million at the China box office, making it the 11th highest grossing film of all time in the Middle Kingdom.
According to Variety, China had 39,000-midnight screenings and was slated for 219,000 opening day screenings. It was also the first film in China to exceed $15 million (RMB100 million) in pre-sales for midnight screenings
That the movie has been rated with a 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes too will help add to the already soaring numbers. While its predecessor, 'Infinity War,' made more than $257 million in its opening weekend, according to comicbook, it's given that 'Endgame' will vault over the mark easily when it arrives this weekend.
What remains to be seen is if the movie can pass 'Avatar' to become the highest grossing film of all time.