Avengers: Endgame is already poised to be one of the highest grossing films in box office history, according to some early predictions from box office analysts.
The trailer for Avengers: Endgame quickly became the most viewed movie trailer on Youtube in 24 hours. Given the huge box office numbers behind this year’s Marvel Cinematic Universe films, particularly Avengers: Infinity War, it’s no surprise that many experts in the industry are claiming that the film will earn $2 billion worldwide.
Avengers: Infinity War crossed the $2 billion mark this summer and considering that the film ended with a crazy cliffhanger, fans are itching for the next installment in the franchise. According to a report from CNBC, many of the box office analysts in the industry are claiming that Endgame will be far from a box office disappointment. The first quote comes from Shawn Robbins, chief analyst for Box Office.com
“There are always caveats to forecasts this far out from release, but we think it’s another strong candidate for $600 million or more domestically, and possibly $2 billion worldwide.
The stakes have been raised organically, and the slow reveal surrounding Endgame only intensifies curiosity. We’re talking about the safest box office bet since ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ itself and the recent episodic ‘Star Wars’ films.”
President of Box Office Analyst, Doug Stone, also shed some light on why he believes the next Avengers film is a surefire hit.
“There really isn’t much to compete with it until later in May. That gives Avengers four weeks to amass a huge box office.”
SuperBroMovies.com writer Daniel Richtman compared the consistency of the MCU films to the consistency of films released by another company owned by Disney, which is, of course, Pixar.
“I think that, at this point we can have confidence in Marvel. No other movie studios [except] for Pixar managed to deliver such a streak of high-quality, entertaining big budget action/adventure films that everyone can enjoy.”
Richtman also compared the fan anticipation for the film to the third installment of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi.
“This type of storytelling was never done before on the big screen. I think Marvel fans around the world are anxious to see how after ten years and 20 films, the studio would wrap up the long saga of the Avengers. This is Marvel’s ‘Return of the Jedi’.”
Karie Bible is a box office analyst for Exhibitor Relations and according to her, the secrecy behind Endgame‘s marketing is a good move.
“The hush marketing approach is actually brilliant.”
MCU Cosmic editor-in-chief Jeremy Conrad also stated that the secrecy behind the film is a key aspect of the anticipation, but it may not be so good for fans’ enjoyment of the film.
“Due to the secrecy of Endgame over the last six months, there are a lot of fan theories out there on sites like Reddit that people become attached to. Marvel will never be able to match what some fans have already imagined.”
A Chapman University film professor by the name of Kia Afra also chimed in on what makes the trailer for Avengers: Endgame so unique, as well as the film as a whole.
“Just watching the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer demands an understanding of not only the Avengers series, but also the various other interconnected Marvel franchises. Avengers is thus a truly inter-textual blockbuster franchise on the scale that hasn’t been attempted before.”
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame as soon as more information becomes available. How much money do you think the film will make at the box office? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.