Move over “Avengers: Infinity War,” it looks like your opening box-office record is about to be shattered.
Two months out from theatrical release, Researcher Exhibitor Relations reports that according to their earliest estimates, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is on track to take in approximately $282 million during its domestic opening weekend.
That would easily break the records set by Infinity War‘s $258 million last year. The researcher’s senior analyst Jeff Block, however, notes that the opening weekend tally could be affected by the film’s rumored (but not yet confirmed) three-hour runtime which could limit the number of screenings per theater every day.
Disney holds nine of the ten biggest domestic opening weekends of all time, the only exception being Universal’s “Jurassic World” at #4. The upcoming “Captain Marvel” is on track for a $120 million opening according to proper tracking figures.
The first actual tracking figures for “Avengers: Endgame” won’t be available for a few weeks yet. The film itself hits April 26th worldwide.