Well, we've been keeping tabs on this for several days now, but the final tallies are in:
Avengers: Endgame opened to $350M at the domestic box office, shattering the record previously established by Avengers: Infinity War (which opened to $257.6M last year) and a number of other opening-weekend records in the process. In other words: not only did the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios top themselves, they did so by almost $100M.
But wait, there's more: in addition to that utterly insane domestic take, Avengers: Endgame also reaped another $859M overseas, which means Marvel Studios just opened a movie to $1.2B (that's billion, with a B) at the worldwide box office. To put that in perspective: Infinity War made just over $2B worldwide during its entire run.
We'll have a more in-depth examination of Avengers: Endgame's historic opening for you in the next day or two (it's gonna take a minute to break down the various records this thing has shattered), but for now, this is the news. It's Avengers: Endgame's world and we're just living in it.
Here's hoping that, wherever the Russo Brothers are right now, they're either celebrating recklessly or taking a much-deserved nap. Stay tuned.