'Avengers: Endgame' topples 'Star Wars' preview record at the box office

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Friday, April 26, 2019
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The hotly anticipated film "Avengers: Endgame" opened in the United States on Thursday, April 25, and was introduced by the directors and the president of Marvel Studios in Los Angeles at the El Capitan Theatre.

LOS ANGELES -- "Avengers: Endgame" has gotten off to a mighty start at the box office, earning a record $60 million from Thursday night preview showings, according to the Walt Disney Co.

The previous record holder was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which earned $57 million from Thursday previews in 2015.

Internationally, Disney said on Friday that "Avengers: Endgame" has already grossed $305 million in its first two days in theaters with over half of that tally coming from China.

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Box office prognosticators are projecting that the film could earn anywhere from $260 million to $300 million domestically, and between $800 million and $1 billion globally when the dust settles and final numbers are reported Monday.

The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of Marvel and this station.

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