“Part of the journey is the end.”
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” debuted in theaters over the weekend, decimating nearly every box office record in history.
The film not only delivered an estimated $350 million over the course of its first three days in domestic release, but a massive $1.2 billion at the global box office in its first five days, according to Box Office Mojo.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn spoke on the film’s gigantic opening weekend in a statement to fans of the MCU.
“Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office,” said Horn.
“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,” he said.
According to Box Office Mojo, “Avengers: Endgame” now sits as the tenth highest-grossing movie of all-time. This means the MCU has five of its films in the top ten list – “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Black Panther,” according to Box Office Mojo.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, “Endgame” takes place three weeks after the events of 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Genocidal warlord Thanos wiped out half of the universe’s population. The Avengers then attempt to reverse the genocide committed by Thanos and restore order to the universe.
“Endgame” is the perfect pinnacle to the first eleven years of the MCU. The film includes everything from gigantic battle scenes, to hilarious one-liners and heartbreaking acts.
It is also filled with a multitude of Hollywood’s top actors and actresses. However, Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., undoubtedly rises above them all.
Stark experiences the widest range of emotions out of all of the characters. At one point he’s worthlessly and hopelessly surviving in space. At another point he’s perfectly situated.
Downey Jr. flawlessly masters and embodies the character of Stark.
While “Endgame” is by-far the most action-packed and emotionally satisfying film of the MCU, it does have a few minor flaws. Its first act is very slow.
This is understandable because everyone who survived Thanos’ massacre is living in grief and sorrow. Yet, it feels like somewhat of a drag.
Also, the enormous battle scene in the final act leaves out certain fights among characters.
This too is also understandable because having a scene with so many individuals can make it an overwhelming effort to show audiences every single punch thrown and move made.
However, I would have liked to have seen more from particular heroes.
Along with Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, the MCU is one of the most beloved and watched movie universes ever.
With 22 films and counting, “Avengers: Endgame” is a Marvel-ous film that tops off the first eleven years of the MCU.