'Avengers: Endgame' earns $350 million at North American box office
UPI News Service, 04/29/2019
"Avengers: Endgame" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $350 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.
The Walt Disney Co. said the superhero ensemble epic earned $1.2 billion since Friday, making it the first movie to cross the $1 billion milestone in its opening weekend.
"Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theater both in terms of storytelling and at the box office," Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement.
"Though Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend's monumental success is a testament to the world they've envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world."
The No. 2 film in United States and Canada this weekend is "Captain Marvel" with $8 million, followed by "The Curse of La Llorona" at No. 3 with $7.5 million, "Breakthrough" at No. 4 with $6.3 million and "Shazam!" at No. 5 with $5.5 million.
Rounding out the top tier are "Little" at No. 6 with $3.4 million, "Dumbo" at No. 7 with $3.2 million, "Pet Sematary" at No. 8 with $1.3 million, "Us" at No. 9 with $1.1 million and "Penguins" at No. 10 with $1 million.
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