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News Reelz: Avengers: Endgame isn't just set to make the domestic box office explode. This is a worldwide phenomenon & its pre-sale numbers in China are going a long way to prove that
As of midday Tuesday Beijing time, the tentpole, set to open in China on Wednesday, already had reached $90 million (RMB 603 million) in presales, setting a new all-time presales record ahead of local tentpole Monster Hunt 2 (RMB 401 million) and Avengers: Infinity War (RMB 398 million). I Chinese Yuan = 0.15 United States dollar
Avengers: Endgame also is estimated to earn more than $20 million in midnight previews, more than double the existing previews record held by Furious 8 ($9.1 million) since 2017. Some say the pre-sales indicate a record opening in China that could reach $270 million
The MCU franchises began taking off with the beginnings of China's box office boom era, meaning a whole generation of Chinese filmgoers' first memories of the multiplex are nostalgically linked to MCU superhero movies. The worldwide box office reach is just as potent as it is on the domestic front
Opening in China on Wednesday, two days ahead of the U.S., Avengers: Endgame should have no trouble topping Infinity War's $191 million opening from July last year. Artisan Gateway, a leading China box office reporting group, predicts Endgame will earn around $270 million (1.8 billion RMB) during its five-day opening. The company forecasts Endgame to finish its run as the first Hollywood film to earn more than RMB 3 billion (just under $450 million) in China. Universal's The Fate of the Furious is currently the biggest U.S. film in China ever, with $392 million (RMB 2.67 billion)
With China leading the way, many are predicting a worldwide launch of $800-900 million while there are even some ambitious $1 billion worldwide opening predictions. Where do you think it will land? Sound off!