It’s still a few months for Avengers: Endgame to release and the film is already poised to make a lot of money when it hits the theaters, and now some analysts have already stated that it could hit the $2 billion mark.
This year Infinity War accomplished a similar mark when it made over $2,047,675,173 billion worldwide. Even with a substantial budget, that’s quite a feat and according to early projections, some analysts are saying Marvel will have a repeat on its hands when Avengers: Endgame hits theatres, looking at $2 billion worldwide and over $600 million domestically (via CNBC).
“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,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst for Box Office.com. “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.”
The schedule of Endgame will favour the film, as it will have some time to itself before another blockbuster movie hits.
“There really isn’t much to compete with it until later in May,” said Doug Stone, president of Box Office Analyst. The last Avengers installment will have four weeks before a similar big-budget competitor, “Godzilla 2”, comes out on May 31. “That gives Avengers four weeks to amass a huge box office,” Stone said.
Other films like Detective Pikachu, Aladdin, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters are peppered throughout May, with Pikachu being the earlier competitor, but that is also playing to a slightly different audience, and there’s room for both films. Aladdin and Godzilla hit later in the month.
Other analysts are also saying that the very secretive marketing for the film is also positive for the studio. “The hush marketing approach is actually brilliant,” said Karie Bible, a box office analyst for Exhibitor Relations.
Many fans want to see if Endgame could surpass Infinity War. While that’s not completely out of the realm of possibility, though if it did it would be a marginal increase. However, it is a real possibility, especially with the mystery of several character’s ultimate fates up in the air.