Initial Box Office Forecasts Predict Massive 'Avengers: Endgame' Opening Weekend As Momentum Continues To Build

Get ready for some shocking news – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is going to make a shit ton of money at the box office. I know, I know, this is very surprising and unexpected. But alas, it’s true, at least by the early predictions. The only real question that remains is how big the debut will actually be.

Considering the only real comparable opening for this film is last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” analysts are struggling to figure out what is realistic and what is fantasy when talking how much box office bank ‘Endgame’ will make. As Deadline reports, early forecasts put the film in the range of $200 million to $250 million. That’s a very wide margin of error, and honestly, a very conservative prediction, to say the least.

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The report also quotes other analysts that feel the film will only gain momentum in the coming weeks before its launch and a more accurate prediction should begin at $250 million and will likely reach $265 million or even…dare we say, $300 million for its domestic debut.

The current record-holder, the aforementioned ‘Infinity War’ earned an incredible $257.7 million this time last year. And with Marvel Studios’ franchise only gaining steam since then (as ridiculous as that may seem), most people just assume that it will match or exceed that record at the end of the month. The only question that many had is how the 3-hour run-time would affect the grosses. But the report says that it shouldn’t matter much at all. Shockingly, if exhibitors want to make money, they will show the film as many times as possible in as short of time as possible, therefore the long run-time shouldn’t be a factor much at all.

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We already posted a prediction that the film could earn as much as $840 million globally in its opening weekend (with the news that China will join the rest of the world and show the film that weekend). That number was only based on the idea that ‘Endgame’ would only match the totals of ‘Infinity War.’ However, if the film does tens of millions of dollars more domestically and an equal percentage across the rest of the world, we could be looking at a number approaching $1 billion in a weekend.