At a global level, the most pessimistic forecasts expect a total revenue of at least $ 800 million for their first weekend, even one billion for the bravest.
Mostly,Marvel's 22nd film, Avengers: Endgame, kicked off in 25 countries on Wednesday, winning records in the Asia-Pacific area, especially in China, according to preliminary data released Thursday. from the Disney band.
Ultimately, this superhero movie, which closed the cycle, started 11 years ago with Iron Man, gathered $ 169 million for its first day of operation in the theaters. Although it is too early to make a fair comparison, "Avengers: Endgame" is already ahead of the previous episode, Avengers: Infinity War, published last year, says Disney, who bought Marvel in 2009,
In China, "Avengers: Endgame" knows its most impressive flight, having already collected $ 107.5 million for its first day of operation, a historic record.
The film also sets new records for the theatrical release in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia, Disney says.
He is also a leader in the Netherlands, Greece or Egypt, but only second in Italy and third in Germany. In France, "Avengers: Endgame" recorded the best movie debut in Marvel's movie universe, with no record at this stage.
Not yet released in North America
The film has to be released in the United States and Canada on Thursday night and experts say it can reap between $ 200 and $ 260 million for its first weekend in North America.
Considering the expected success and duration of the movie (three hours), AMC cinemas have announced they will hold 24-hour screenings in dozens of American theaters to meet demand.