Avengers: Endgame has set a new record for the biggest box office opening in Irish and UK cinemas.
The latest Marvel blockbuster took an estimated €50.2m across the four days from Thursday to Sunday, according to the movie’s distributors Disney.
This was enough to overtake the previous record of €47.7m, set in 2015 by the James Bond film Spectre – although this had a seven-day opening rather than Endgame’s four.
Endgame has also set a new record in the UK and Ireland for the highest box office for a single day, amassing €14.1m on Saturday alone.
The film has already broken global records by becoming the first release to take more than $1bn on its opening weekend.
Figures for Endgame’s debut are still being finalised but are already big enough to ensure the movie’s place in cinema history.
By comparison, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War took €34m on its opening in the UK and Ireland, €16.2m below Endgame’s total.
Infinity War went on to become the biggest film of last year – and Endgame seems certain to take the same honour in 2019.
- Press Association