“Avengers: Endgame” made $60 million at the domestic box office for its preview showings on Thursday night. That makes it the biggest opening night in history.
‘Avengers: Endgame’: How much will Marvel’s epic finale make this weekend?
That surpasses the record held by another Disney (DIS) property “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which made $57 million on its opening night in 2015, according to Comscore (SCOR). “Endgame’s” prequel “Avengers: Infinity War” made $39 million for its preview showings last year before going on to have the highest-grossing opening weekend in history at $258 million.
“Endgame” is on track to fly by that number.
Analysts have said that “Endgame” could make north of $260 million in North America and more than $800 million globally this weekend — both of which would be box office records. Some analysts have said the film could even nab a $300 million opening domestically this weekend.
The film is already off to a big start overseas, raking in $305 million since opening internationally on Wednesday. “Endgame” had the biggest opening day in China, the world’s second largest movie market.