This article contains huaaaage Endgame spoilers. If you haven’t watched it already, what the hell are you waiting for?
There was a lot riding on the movie, the 22nd in the MCU and eleven years after the first, but it delivered on almost every front. I went to watch it a second time at the weekend and I was just as much on the edge of my seat as I was on first viewing.
Also, I’ve never been that enamoured with Captain America. I know that’s basically blasphemous but he’s always been a bit too straight-laced for my liking. I like a rebel, someone who doesn’t play by the rules. A Tony Stark, if you will.
However, in Endgame, Cap is undoubtedly the MVP. Tony will get all the plaudits for his ultimate sacrifice, but the two best moments in the film are when present Cap fights 2012 Cap, and when he wields Mjolnir.
I nearly weed myself.
Moving on, Endgame officially has the biggest box office opening of all time!
Hardly surprising really.
Over the weekend it was revealed that the new film had surpassed the $2 billion mark at the box office, making it only the fifth film ever to do so – along with Avatar, Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War – although none did it faster than Endgame.
Marvel Studios’ official Twitter account tweeted the news, thanking fans for their support:
The question now is if Endgame will top Avatar, which remains the highest-grossing film ever with an intake of $2.7 billion dollars. Avatar took 47 days to reach the $2 billion mark, compared to Endgame’s 11 — helped along by its massive $1.2 billion opening weekend – so it looks nailed on to beat that.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn told Variety: “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.
“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.”
Of course, now the dust has settled a little, fans have been able to reflect on what went down.
I’m sad it’s all over but I couldn’t have wished for a better finale to the current saga.
Spider-Man: Far From Home can’t come quick enough.
Images via Marvel
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