“Avengers: Endgame” draws huge crowds around the world

Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 17:12:30-04

(NBC News) “Avengers: Endgame” is drawing huge crowds to theaters around the globe.

Opening day box office records have already fallen in China. Preview screenings Thursday night in North America hit a record $60 million, topping “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

With thousands more weekend showings already sold out, “Endgame” is widely expected to shatter the domestic opening weekend mark of $257 million.

Late Friday Disney, which is Marvel Studios’ parent company, said it’s “cautiously optimistic” “Avengers: Endgame” will approach $300 million in opening weekend box office in the U.S and Canada.

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