The Top Opening Weekend Movies of All Time List Has a New Female Superhero Member
Captain Marvel joins the list of biggest box office global openings ever, but there are movies coming soon in 2019 that may affect more than one movies standing on the list.
April 29, 2019, Update - Avengers: Endgame Has Officially the Biggest Opening Weekend Box Office Globally of All Time (Details Below)
Over the past ten years, the top opening weekends at the box office have changed time and again, as a new blockbuster hits theaters and dominates the global box office. At this time, the oldest film on the list of biggest opening weekends ever at the box office is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at number 10 with $394 million. It is a tad surprising that it has managed to hold a top-ten spot, considering The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, and a host of other Marvel movies have opened since, plus Beauty and the Beast. They do make the list, but not in the top ten.
The top opening weekend movies list had a big change occur the weekend of March 8, 2019, shocking many, when Captain Marvel broke into the list. Captain Marvel made over $450 million globally opening weekend, earning the sixth spot on the biggest opening weekends of all time list. It is a big deal for two reasons.
- Captain Marvel is the only female-led movie in the top ten opening weekends movie list. You could argue that Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a female lead, but in reality they are ensemble movies.
- Captain Marvel is only the second Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the list, and as the first Marvel female superhero movie, that’s a tremendous deal. It made more money than every Avengers film opening weekend except Avengers: Infinity War (currently in the number one spot).
The biggest opening weekends at the box office list is surely going to adjust again very soon when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in April, but until then, here’s who is in the top ten right now.
Top 10 Opening Weekend Movies of All Time
1. Avengers: Endgame
2. Avengers: Infinity War
3. The Fate of the Furious
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
5. Jurassic World
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
7. Captain Marvel
8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
10. Furious 7
*Updated April 28, 2019 to include Avengers: Endgame
Other movies on the list of biggest global opening weekends of all time include Marvel’s The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Spider-Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, Black Panther, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
Movies That May Join the Biggest Opening Weekends Ever List
Avengers: Endgame is the front runner to take the top spot on the biggest opening weekend movies of all time this year, but there are a few other movies that could find a spot here, too, such as the live-action Aladdin, live-action The Lion King, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Toy Story 4, and Frozen 2. Yes, most are Disney movies, and that should not come as a surprise because Disney rules the box office year over year.
April 29, 2019, Biggest Global Box Office Opening Weekends Update
Avengers: Endgame Has Biggest Opening Weekend At the Global Box Office of All Time
Everyone knew that Avengers: Endgame would break records during opening weekend, but the amount of money it made is quite astounding. The final opening weekend box office for Avengers: Endgame domestically is $357 million on 4,662 screens. Overseas, Avengers: Endgame made over $866 million. The total opening weekend box office for Avengers: Endgame worldwide if $1,223,641,414.
Yes, you read that correctly. Avengers: Endgame made over a billion dollars opening weekend (and it was not even a holiday weekend). Opening the film early overseas including China surely helped but a billion dollar opening weekend box office is unheard of. Will any movie be able to beat that in the future? Don’t hold your breath.
Count on Avengers: Endgame holding the title of biggest opening weekend at the box office globally for years to come.
Unless, of course, theaters give Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as many screens and Disney plans the same international roll-out. Then, Avengers: Endgame may lose its number one position by the end of 2019.