Avengers: Endgame decimates multiple Czech box office records
No surprises: as Avengers: Endgame sets global box office records, tallying a record-setting $1.2 billion (27.5 billion CZK) worldwide and $357 million (8.2 billion CZK) in the USA, it has also set some box office records in the Czech Republic.
Around 1% of the entire Czech population saw Endgame on Saturday, when the latest (and, perhaps, greatest) entry in the MCU became the first movie to ever surpass 100,000 viewers in the Czech Republic in a single day.
For the Thursday-Friday weekend, a total of 356,215 viewers saw Avengers: Endgame in a Czech cinema; that number leaps to an estimated 397,000 when the film’s Wednesday night premiere is added to the tally.
Both numbers decimate the previous record holder for opening weekend admissions, 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, which was seen 254,385 viewers in the Czech Republic in its first four days of release.
The estimated opening weekend gross of 65.4 million CZK ($2.9 million) for Avengers: Endgame also breaks new ground at the Czech box office. That’s 60% higher than the previous opening weekend record holder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which grossed 37.3 million CZK ($1.6 million) in 2015.
Endgame’s record-setting opening weekend both in the Czech Republic and abroad is especially impressive given its 3+ hour runtime; while Prague and other large cities boast multiple multiplexes, many cinemas in smaller Czech cities are single-screen houses in which the number of screenings of longer movies is especially limited.
While Avengers: Endgame has already cracked the Czech Republic’s top 50 highest-grossing films of all-time, it still has a ways to go to get to the top.
Last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which is still playing in some local cinemas, led the Czech box office for months straight to become the country’s highest-grossing movie of all-time with a current total just shy of 250 million CZK (1,626,786 admissions).
Infinity War is #9 on that list at just north of 100 million CZK (631,252 admissions).