‘Avengers: Endgame’ topples ‘Star Wars’ preview record


LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has gotten off to a mighty start at the box office,
earning a record $60 million from Thursday night preview showings in North America, according to the
Walt Disney Co.
The previous record holder was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which earned $57 million from
Thursday previews in 2015, though "Avengers: Endgame" was shown in more theaters.
Internationally, Disney said on Friday that "Avengers: Endgame" has already grossed $305
million in its first two days in theaters with over half of that tally coming from China.
Box office prognosticators are projecting that the film could earn anywhere from $260 million to $300
million domestically, and between $800 million and $1 billion globally when the dust settles and final
numbers are reported Monday.

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