The latest entry into Marvel’s cinematic universe shattered expectations over the weekend; smashing box office records across the globe and raking-in a whopping $1.25 billion during the film’s first five days in theaters.
“‘Avengers: Endgame’ shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally — proving Marvel runs the universe. The film’s box office success marked a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate, and also generated a massive problem many studios would love to have,” reports Fox News.
“Due to the film’s massive appeal, directors Joe and Anthony Russo issued a lengthy statement to urge audiences to keep the events of the film a secret and not spoil its ending for those struggling to buy tickets to the highly anticipated movie,” adds the author.
“Because so many of you have invested your time, your hearts, and your souls into these stories, we’re once again asking for your help. When you see ‘Endgame’ in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” said the directors.
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BOX OFFICE BLOWOUT: Faith-Based Film ‘Unplanned’ Stuns Industry with ‘Strong Debut’
Faith-based film ‘Unplanned’ stunned industry insiders and entertainment experts over the weekend; becoming one of the top-five flicks in the country while opening in just 1,059 theaters.
“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled,” said the film’s directors Sunday. “We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It humbles us and we look forward to seeing what happens in the weeks ahead.”
The movie describes the true story of Abby Johnson -a former Planned Parenthood employee- who leaves her position after witnessing a series of disturbing events first-hand.
The film opened to an impressive $6.1 million during its first weekend.
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BOX OFFICE BOMB: Rob Reiner’s ‘Anti-War’ Movie Makes Just $40,000
Hollywood filmmaker Rob Reiner’s recent “anti-war” movie bombed at the box office this weekend, earning just $40,000 in its opening days and setting a career record-low for the Trump-hating comedian.
“‘Shock and Awe’ grossed only $41,000 on its opening weekend after being shown in only 100 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. ‘Shock and Awe’ finished No. 34 overall, behind numerous movies that have already been in theaters for several weeks, according to the service,” writes Fox News.
The film stars Reiner and A-list actor Woody Harrelson and takes place in the days before President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in March of 2003.
“The filmmaking here is so pedestrian, flat-footed and overly-obvious as to leave ‘Shock and Awe’ one of those second-rate dramatic movies that make you wish that it had been a top-notch documentary instead,” added RogerEbert.com.
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