“Avengers: Endgame” Smashes Box Office Records


On April 27, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) came to a close with the release of the most anticipated movie of 2019, “Avengers: Endgame”, which grossed over $1 Billion through the first weekend.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” shattered box office records, becoming the first movie ever to cross the $1 Billion mark in its opening weekend.

“I loved ‘Endgame,’” junior Ian Keel said. “I think they finalized the Infinity saga perfectly and answered all my questions,” Keel finished.

Marvel ended an eleven year movie franchise, all starting with “Iron Man,” and bringing it to a close with “Avengers: Endgame”.

“I think the MCU is my favorite film franchise,” junior Tristan Hilmersen said. “I think it’s cool how each movie feels like an episode of  a TV show where it’s leading up to a bigger event,” Hilmersen finished.

Despite Marvel’s other highly praised and successful movies such as “Black Panther,” which grossed over $500 Million worldwide in its opening, and “Infinity War,” which grossed over $640 Million worldwide in its opening weekend, they came nowhere close to their descendant, “Avengers: Endgame,” which grossed a staggering $1.2 Billion worldwide in opening weekend, hoisting it to the title of the fastest film to ever gross that amount.

“I think Marvel deserved it,” said Hilmersen. “It was one of the most significant and risky blockbuster movies in recent years, but ultimately ended up being one of the best,” Hilmersen finished.

The Russo brothers, directors of the MCU series have stated that they have “no plans to do another, but on the other hand, might like to work with Marvel again someday down the line”.

“I think they should keep going,” Hilmersen said. “However, in order to keep everyone interested, they should create a really good lineup to ensure it stays fresh,” Hilmersen ended.

The MCU’s new project is reportedly called “Phase 4,” but as of now there is no further information.

Despite some being excited for “Phase 4,” others are staying loyal to “Avengers: Endgame”.

“I think this was a great Marvel movie; the great thing about the individual installments is we get to experience the individual characters and then they all come together to tie up and end the finale, so ‘Endgame’ was my all time favorite movie,” Keel said.

Another characteristic that makes Marvel an amazing company and deserving of each title they own is their ability to connect with people and audiences.

“With the very limited knowledge I had going into the movie, I still was able to enjoy it and have a sense of what was happening,” junior Burke Thompson said. “Marvel allows the audience to connect the main ideas and conflicts very well and provides a good sense of the characters regardless of previous knowledge or not,” Thompson finished.