Endgame Still Unstoppable

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endgame movie monday

Endgame, smash.

Forget Thanos. The real titan in theaters is Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. The movie made hulkish amounts of money again this weekend, turning its competitors green with envy.

Just how big is Endgame? Consider this: Disney’s latest and (some say) greatest superhero flick lost nearly 60% of its weekend-over-weekend audience, and it still banked $145.8 million in North America alone. That’s the third-most-lucrative weekend of the year, trailing just its own mammoth $357.1-million take from last weekend and Captain Marvel’s $153.4 million debut back in March. All told, Endgame has already earned $619.7 million stateside, making it the year’s biggest blockbuster already and—domestically—the ninth-largest movie of all time.

If you think that’s impressive, just take a look at how it’s playing internationally.

Endgame earned another $282 million overseas, pushing its total to nearly $1.6 billion. Add that to its North American haul, and Endgame’s already earned almost $2.2 billion, hurtling it past Titanic to become the second biggest global release in history. (It trails only Avatar now, which earned a staggering $2.8 billion back in 2009-10.)

Endgame’s continued box-office gluttony left just scraps for the rest of the pack, including the weekend’s four new releases.

The Intruder proved to be the best of the rest. The thriller scared up an estimated 11 million to finish second, a mere $134.8 million behind Endgame. The Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron romcom Long Shot proved as good as its name, pratfalling to the weekend’s bronze medal with about $10 million. UglyDolls, an animated fable about self-worth even if you’re not the prettiest or strongest or richest, banked $8.5 million to finish fourth. (Hopefully, UglyDoll’s makers took the movie’s messages to heart.)

Captain Marvel closed out the top five with a $4.3 million weekend. It’s now earned a total of $420.8 million, making it 2019’s second biggest money maker.

The weekend’s fourth freshman flick, El Chicano, fell well outside the top five with an 11th-place, $700,432 gross. And as one of the few who saw the flick, the word “gross” seems rather appropriate.

Who wrote this?

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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Anonymous 16 days ago
I wonder how It: Chapter Two will do at the box office this year...
Just saw the trailer and it looks terrifying.

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Karl The Klown 16 days ago
It is in my top 3 things that I am looking forward to this year.

1. The Democratic Primary debates 
2. It Chapter 2
3. The Lumineers upcoming album
Anonymous 16 days ago
Lol. I agree with the first two.

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Karl The Klown 16 days ago
I already have a party planned for the debates. It is gonna be delicious.
I thought you didn't watch horror movies?

The Lumineers is really worth the listen. Their music is pretty easy going and enjoyable. I am a rap-head myself, but I do enjoy a good folk band  
Big Mike 16 days ago
in my opinion anything other than johnny cash is pure drivel.
Karl The Klown 16 days ago
Yeah yeah I know.....
If I hear you play "Song of the Patriot" one more time, I swear im gonna go insane
Anonymous 15 days ago
I'm not into actually watching them. I'll watch the CinemaSins video for it like I did for it and read spoilers, but actually watching it would freak me out!

As to The Lumineers. My Mom and Sister listen to them way to much making me hate 'em. 

Also, just out of curiousity, whose older, Karl The Klown or Big Mike?

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Karl The Klown 15 days ago
If we ever meet on day, rest assured that I shall make you binge watch my favorite horror films with me. I did the same to Mike.

Ahhh. So you understand why I hate Marvel! When family members shove something down your throat on a regular basis, you end up despising that thing 

I'm older, but Mike is taller
Big Mike 15 days ago
hence the name Big Mike
Anonymous 15 days ago
Yes. That's why I haven't tried to convert you to Marvel. I understand completely. And if we ever do meet, I will gladly binge them with you. 

The origin of Big Mike has finally been revealed!

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Big Mike 15 days ago
yeah Marvel has bought the rights to my life story and they're going to produce films such as:
Big Mike: Homecoming
Big Mike: The First Avenger
Big Mike: Dawn of Justice
etc...
Anonymous 15 days ago
lol.
 -Emma Bibliohile
Karl The Klown 15 days ago
I have some GREAT Big Mike stories to pitch to Marvel 
Anonymous 15 days ago
I hate to tell you, but Dawn of Justice isn't Marvel, that's DC. Maybe WB will still do it.

 @Karl The Klown XD

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Big Mike 15 days ago
yeah but i couldn't think of another marvel origin story 
Anonymous 15 days ago
First Iron Man movie. 
-Emma Bibliophile.

Anonymous 14 days ago
What about Big Mike: The Dark World? You already have two origins! Time for some sequels such as:
Big Mike: The Dark World
Big Mike: The Winter Soldier
Big Mike: Civil War
and the last one Big Mike Vol. 2

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Karl The Klown 14 days ago
Brilliant deduction, detective!
Karl The Klown 19 days ago
Now to the actual subject at hand:
I haven't seen any of the above films (yes, including Endgame). None of them peak my interest. Although it is too bad that Rogan's new comedy fell flat. The guy is the best comedic actor in my opinion. His films, such as Pineapple Express, The Interview, and The Night Before, are beyond hysterical  
Anonymous 19 days ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

I saw the trailer for the film when I went to see Shazam! and it looked really cute and funny! A shame it's rated R!
Anonymous 19 days ago
I agree. And the trailer hides most all of the reasons it's rated R. Just read the PI review.

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Anonymous 18 days ago
From the 40 Year Old Virgin to Sausage Party and Knocked Up, Seth Rogen is an idiot, pure and simple.
Karl The Klown 18 days ago
Well, he is a self-proclaimed commie. So yeah, he is an idiot in some ways. But a genius in others (particularly comedy)
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Anonymous 19 days ago
Said no one ever. 

Sorry to break it to you, but we are the normal people.

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Karl The Klown 19 days ago
Son, stop trolling 
Anonymous 19 days ago
Who are ya talking too? (This is the same commenter who was rude on the previous post.)

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Karl The Klown 19 days ago
Taking to that guy, not you Mouse.
Its so funny, he wants a mature conversation, and yet he constantly uses ad hominem arguments and personal attacks. 
Anonymous 19 days ago
This is very true  @Karl The Klown

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Karl The Klown 19 days ago
My apology. We confused you with someone else.
Carry on lad 
Anonymous 19 days ago
This is why the Anonymous need to put tags.

Sorry we confused you with the other commenter.

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Anonymous 18 days ago
Gotta ask, #Karl the Klown, are u a homeschooler?

-some guy

Karl The Klown 18 days ago
@Some_Guy

Yup
Anonymous 18 days ago
Thank you for finally someone having the same opinion as I do. All these superhero films are nothing but big bloated boring messes made for geeky kids to geek out to. They're al style, no substance. At least the action films I like actually have interesting things to say in them. Take for example the much maligned Revenger of the Sith, the only Star Wars movie I personally love. Sure it has cool special effects in it but it also clearly shows the motivations behind Anakin Skywalker eventually deciding to go to the dark side. It has him wrestling between being loyal to the chancellor and also Obi Wan. It has him trying his hardest to keep his nightmare about his wife not coming true. It may be cool to look at, but it has deep meaningful stuff in it too. All these movies like Iron Man and The Avengers though are just massive geek-fests with nothing resembling substance in any of them.
Anonymous 18 days ago
If you really want to see a movie with substance go rent God' Not Dead 3. That movie is sure to provoke meaningful conversations for days.
Karl The Klown 18 days ago
"If you really want to see a movie with substance go rent God' Not Dead 3. That movie is sure to provoke meaningful conversations for days."

For a youth group, maybe. But I can guarantee you that no one outside of Christianity was impacted my GND 3 in any real way.
Big Mike 18 days ago
although I enjoyed the Revenge Of the Sith, saying its better than marvel movies is pretty misguided to say in the least,
for several reasons 
1( acting 
    I'm looking at you hayden!
2( graphics 
    it used WAY too much cgi
3( jar jar
 even though it was a brief cameo it was too painful 
4(association
it was apart of the worst trilogy ever produced
"I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

unlike marvel movies which have 
1( acting 
RD jr, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and Scarlett johansson are always terrific 
2(graphics 
Thanos is stunningly realistic
3(NO jar jar
always a plus!
4(association
the greatest anthology of films ever!!!

fka Duke of Popcorn

   

 
Anonymous 18 days ago
 @Karl The Klown  This is the rude troller. Even though he actually agrees with you lol. 

@Rude Anonymous as I have elected to call you:
If you saw Infinity War you would see the sacrificial themes running throughout the film. This also carrys into Endgame with several characters willing to sacrifice themselves. There are themes of sacrifice in every single one of the films and just because you think they are boring does not mean that they are. I admit some of the films are not as good as others (Thor: The Dark World and The Incredible Hulk being a couple of examples.) but calling us all Geeks is pretty offensive. Spider-Man: Homecoming has the theme of learning responsibility running through it.

 @Big Mike I agree with you completely. I feel that The Revenge of the Sith had a great plot but the acting was not good, Jar Jar was in it and that made it garbage. Ewen McGregor's Obi-Wan was the only good thing in that movie (along with Yoda).

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Karl The Klown 18 days ago
Hahaha. Ironic isn't it. I too can't stand Superhero movies, but I'm not a jerk about it. And he is kidding himself if he thinks Star Wars is any less nerdy than Marvel. Both are time wasters imo, but do what you wish my friend.

How do we know this is the same Anon?



Anonymous 18 days ago
See you aren't pushy about your opinions and don't berate us for liking superhero films. That's why we like ya a lot better.

I think It's the same Anon because of the tone and subjects.

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Anonymous 18 days ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

I personally think that Revenge of the Sith is superior to most of the SW films that Disney has made, surpassed only by Rogue One and (maybe) The Force Awakens. Hayden Christinsen wasn't the world's worst actor in that film, Ewan McGregor is still great like the other two films, and, like Rogue One, it was a nice change of pace to get a darker story in the Star Wars universe (thanks again Disney for canceling Star Wars 1313).

And as corny and bad as the prequels may be, we can all be grateful they're no where near the level of the Divergent series!
Anonymous 17 days ago
Well, I was gonna say somthing, but all yalll got this covered....


-some guy
Anonymous 17 days ago
@FCG You make really good points. I would agree that The Force Awakens passes it. But Rogue One, nope, The Last Jedi, nope, Solo passes it. I just didn't really enjoy Rogue One, I mean action was great story telling was good. But the ending really wasn't all that. Where she and Cassian are hugging on the beach? Nope. Wasn't good. Hayden isn't an awful actor, but in his scenes with Padmae both he and Natalie Portman are awful, the one exception being when he chokes her at the end. (I would put spoiler but you've had 10+ years to see it).

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Karl The Klown 17 days ago
@Big_Mike
This is why I keep telling you that you're a nerd. This is a total nerdfest that you helped create. You can't deny it any longer.
Anonymous 17 days ago
 @Karl The Klown 
I'm a little bit confused on who you're actually insulting...

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Karl The Klown 17 days ago
I'm insulting Mike. He keeps telling me that he's not a nerd, but, in reality, he is. Nothing wrong with that, but don't deny the truth.
Granted, we have a cousin that is the most nerdy person you will ever meet, but that does not negate the fact that Mike is also a nerd when it comes to Star Wars and superheros 
Anonymous 17 days ago
I can't have an opinion on superheroes, having only seen Spiderverse and Iron man but they were better than Sith. That movie was just dark and weird, and the cgi looked kind of unreal. I agree with you Big Mike.
         -EmmaBibliophile


Anonymous 17 days ago
Ssssshhhhh.....

Let people enjoy things.....

-Evan
Anonymous 19 days ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

I guess part of the reason why Endgame lost almost 2/3 of its audience may be because many people rushed out to see it before it could be spoiled for them. But hey, with all the money the film has made thus far, loosing 60% of your audience is nothing to sneeze at.

Looking forward to seeing Detective Pikachu!
Anonymous 19 days ago
I will be seeing it again sometime this week hopefully.

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Anonymous 19 days ago
I'm glad Endgame is doing so well. I hope it tops Avatar this week. IMO Avatar isn't that great and Endgame is the climax of a series of films that deserves more recognition.

I'm hoping Endgame is still in the top five of the box office once Far From Home gets here. Anyone else see the new trailer? They spoiled a lot of Endgame in it.

Posted By The Non-Mouse
Anonymous 19 days ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

Yeah I saw it! Glad they're starting to make Michelle a little more likable!

Does anyone else want either Spider-Man or Black Panther to take Iron Man's place as the main face of the MCU instead of Captain Marvel?
Anonymous 19 days ago
Yes! I completely agree. I found her funny, but not as likeable in the first one. This one I'm glad her role is bigger and will have a little bit more importance.

As for BP and Spider-Man over Captain Marvel, I would take them any day over her. It's not the character, but the actor. I actually like the character in the comics (kind of excited about a Rodey/Carol romance, it was teased a little.)

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Anonymous 18 days ago
Avatar is wonderful. The best movie from 2009 by far.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

I personally think that UP was the best film of 2009. Haven't seen Avatar yet, but I'd like too!
Anonymous 18 days ago
I hate to say this, but I thought Avatar was released in 2004 area of time. Now my view of Avatar is lowered further. May Endgame in it's glorious 4K Imax glory pass Avatar.

Just going by graphics here.

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