Today is National Superhero Day and we celebrate the real heroes – the men and women on the frontlines of the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. That said, the heroes over at Disney and Marvel Studios are clearly Avengers: Endgame earned $1.2 billion worldwide during its opening weekend, and according to Deadline, Endgame made $890 million in profit, which sets a new record for any film ever released.
After grossing $614.3 million in China – making it the biggest US title in the Middle Kingdom’s history – Disney ended up getting 25% of that ($153.5 million) back due to how things work in the country.
Avengers: Endgame ultimately ended up earning $2.797 billion worldwide. Disney then saw $1.8 billion more in theatrical rentals and when home entertainment and TV streams brought that figure up to $1.789 billion. Merchandise costs haven’t been revealed.
Despite that, the net profit ended up being a mind-blowing $890 million. That’s 78% higher than Avengers: Infinity War‘s $500 million profit.
Watch the crowd reaction below when Cap finally says, (after 10 long years), “Avengers Assemble.”
The trade also notes that after receiving $20 million upfront, Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. walked away with $55 million in back-end profits.
He is Tony Stark.
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