The increased demand is making theaters announce new showtimes with the movie playing every hour in some locations.
So will the grand finale of the Avengers series be able to top its blockbusting predecessor? Not only is "Endgame" on pace to replace "Infinity War" as the top-grossing Avengers film, it's poised to take out the highest grossing film ever, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Box Office Mojo has provided a breakdown of the box office numbers so far for "Endgame," and they are stunning: It has grossed the most in single-day receipts in many countries in which it's opened, including China, where it's already taken in $169 million (with preview showings included). The second-biggest international box office gross is South Korea, where the film also earned record first-day numbers, $8.4 million.
"Debuts in Australia ($7m), Philippines ($3.9m), Hong Kong ($2.7m), Taiwan ($2.6m), Thailand ($2.4m) and Malaysia ($2m) were all single day records," Box Office Mojo reports, as was the film's $2.5-million opening in Indonesia. "Endgame" earned the second highest single-day receipts in Italy ($5.8m) and the third highest in Germany ($5.6m). In France, it scored the highest gross of all the Avengers films ($6m).
Domestically, the film is poised to potentially surpass the $937 million-grossing "Force Awakens." Citing Fandango.com, Box Office Mojo says "Endgame" has already sold out 8,000 showtimes and "has now officially become the company's largest pre-seller," surpassing J.J. Abrams first Star Wars film.