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‘Captain Marvel’ Home Release Dates Announced

Disney has announced the home release dates for Captain Marvel. The film will be available on Digital 4K Ultra HDTM and Movies Anywhere on May 28 and on 4K Ultra HD,  Blu-rayTM, and DVD on June 11, 2019. The film will also be available on Disney+ when the streaming service launces on November 12, 2019.

Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Disney Brings ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. troops stationed overseas in Afghanistan who had been resigned to avoiding spoilers until the end of their deployments were surprised with special screenings of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame this week. The Walt Disney Company brought the record-shattering film to Bagram Air Field on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, with showings planned for Kandahar this weekend.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger was inspired by a social media post from Kat Lancaster, a Disney fan whose husband, Air Force Major Joshua-Lee Lancaster, is currently deployed. Iger and Disney reached out to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, and a plan was put into action to bring Avengers: Endgame to the biggest American bases in the region.

“We’re thrilled to be able to do something special for our troops in Afghanistan, to boost morale and show our gratitude for their service,” said Iger. “I’m grateful to Kat Lancaster for the great suggestion, and to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service for helping us make this happen.”

Servicemen and women assembled for multiple showings of the film, which arrived at Bagram under the highest security. The disk that contained the film could only be unlocked with a special code that was guarded by Army & Air Force Exchange Service employees and Disney’s senior vice president of North American theatrical distribution, Ken Caldwell.

Disney has a history of partnering with Army & Air Force Exchange Service to bring films from Marvel and Star Wars to bases in Afghanistan, Iraq and other U.S. Central Command locations, in some cases, even ahead of their official releases in the U.S. This is one of the many ways that The Walt Disney Company supports our troops—both while they are serving and after they have transitioned out of the armed forces—and is part of a commitment to military families and veterans that includes the Heroes Work Here program, which has led to the hiring of more than 10,000 veterans since the 2012 launch of this companywide initiative.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is Fastest Ever to $2 Billion

Avengers: Endgame’s historic run continues this weekend. The blockbuster film from Marvel Studios has crossed the $2 billion mark at the global box office, earning an estimated worldwide gross of $2.189 billion in just 11 days of release—the fastest any film has reached this threshold. Avengers: Endgame is now one of just five films ever to earn more than $2 billion globally, joining its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War as the second Marvel Studios film on the list; and, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it becomes the third release from The Walt Disney Studios to achieve this milestone.

The film has now moved past Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion) and even Titanic ($2.187 billion) to become the No. 2 release of all time behind only Avatar ($2.788 billion).

Avengers: Endgame now holds the No. 9 all-time spot domestically, with $620 million; and is No. 2 internationally, with $1.528 billion, behind only Avatar ($2.028 billion).

Records continue to fall overseas. In China, the film’s top international market, Avengers: Endgame has already become the highest grossing non-local film in history with an estimated $576 million (Rmb3.88Bn) to date. It also recently surpassed Avengers: Infinity War and The Jungle Book (2016) to become the highest grossing Hollywood film in India with $52 million to date. Avengers: Endgame is also the highest all-time industry release in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand (western), Egypt, Ethiopia, Middle East (as a whole), Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, UAE, Turkey (western), Mexico, Colombia, Central America and Paraguay.

Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Makes History with $1.2 Billion Global Debut

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame has shattered records with an unprecedented estimated global debut of $1.209 billion, becoming the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend. The film reached the billion-dollar threshold in just five days, more than twice as fast as its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War, which held the record at 11 days. The film also set domestic and international records, earning an estimated $350 million domestically and $859 million internationally.

“Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theater both in terms of storytelling and at the box office,” said Alan Horn, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Though Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”

“From the very beginning with Iron Man, all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life onscreen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics,” said Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “That we’ve had so many other successes in this journey leading to this unbelievable result with Avengers: Endgame has been almost entirely due to the fans around the world who have supported us through it all. Our directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, and our writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, really brought this story home, and I am also incredibly thankful for our cast and filmmakers from across the MCU and all who’ve worked so hard to make these films the best they can be, including the amazing teams at Marvel Studios and Disney. And of course, without Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, none of this would have been possible.”

Said directors Anthony and Joe Russo, “We poured our heart and soul into Avengers: Endgame, hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world. Our family of cast and crew felt honored to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans—thank you.”

Seven years after releasing the first film to ever break the $200 million mark in its debut with 2012’s The Avengers, Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios have posted the first-ever $300 million domestic debut in history with Avengers: Endgame. The film kicked off with a record $60 million in Thursday previews contributing to a record first-day gross of $156.7 million. A record estimated Saturday of $109 million and a record estimated Sunday of $84.3 million bring the estimated debut to $350 million across three days from an all-time industry high 4,662 theaters.

The estimated international debut of $859 million, including a record estimated debut of $330.5 million in China, is also the highest of all time and even surpasses the previous global debut record of $640 million set by Avengers: Infinity War last year (which did not include a day-and-date debut in China).

Additional key statistics for Avengers: Endgame include:

  • No. 1 domestic ($350 million), international ($859 million), and global ($1.209 billion) debuts
  • No. 1 domestic Thursday previews ($60 million)
  • No. 1 domestic single-day gross and No. 1 domestic Friday gross ($156.7 million)
  • No. 1 domestic Saturday ($109 million) and Sunday ($84.3 million) grosses; Saturday is first $100 million+ day without previews
  • No. 1 China opening day ($107.8 million) and opening weekend ($330.5 million) and already ranking as the No. 4 non-local film ever released there
  • Fastest film to $1 billion globally (five days)
  • Eighth Marvel Studios film to cross $1 billion; second to cross $1 billion this year (with Captain Marvel)
  • Biggest industry opening weekend across all regions and in 44 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France (admissions, non-local), Italy (non-local), Spain, UK/Ireland
  • Biggest industry single-day grosses in 29 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, UK/Ireland
  • Biggest IMAX global debut ($91.5 million)
  • 96 percent Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score
  • A+ CinemaScore (U.S.)

Marvel Studios now holds the top two global openings of all time (Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War), as well as six of the top 10 domestic debuts and two of the top three international. Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), an unprecedented collection of interconnected films, all of which have opened No. 1 domestically. Globally, the films have grossed a collective $19.9 billion to date, with the four Avengers films—The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame—accounting for nearly $6.2 billion. Four of the MCU films currently rank among the top 10 global releases of all time: Avengers: Infinity War (No. 4, $2.05 billion), The Avengers (No. 6, $1.52 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron (No. 8, $1.4 billion), and Black Panther (No. 9, $1.3 billion). All 22 have been highly rated by critics and audiences, with Fresh RottenTomatoes aggregate scores across the board, including nine over 90 percent, and 21 out of 22 earning CinemaScores in the A-range.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Has Highest Ever Domestic Preview

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame earned $60 million domestically in Thursday evening previews, ahead of its official North American debut today. This surpasses the previous record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 ($57 million domestic).

The film is off to a record-breaking start around the world, posting an estimated $305 million worldwide in its first two days, and registering all-time industry single-day highs in China (including midnights), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Korea (admissions), UK, Brazil, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Trinidad and Uruguay. Avengers: Endgame now has the highest all-time industry opening day in Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Bosnia/Herz, Czech Republic, Serbia (non-local), Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine. China leads all markets with over $154 million in two days, including its record-setting opening day of $107.2 million. In IMAX theaters, Avengers: Endgame has set opening day records in 38 markets, including China, France, Germany, Taiwan, Brazil and Argentina.

Avengers: Endgame’s 96 percent Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes is the second highest ever in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), behind only Black Panther’s 97 percent, and the ninth MCU release to surpass 90 percent. The film’s first two trailers are the most-viewed in history in their first 24 hours, and fan anticipation remains high with many theaters screening the film around the clock to meet demand.

In addition to its North American opening, Avengers: Endgame debuts today in Mexico, Spain, India and Japan, as well as South Africa, Vietnam, Venezuela and Ecuador, with a release in Russia still to come on April 29.