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Disney's 'Avengers: Endgame' sets opening day record in China

 

Reuters

Los Angeles, United States  /  Thu, April 25, 2019  /  12:01 pm
Disney's 'Avengers: Endgame' sets opening day record in China

A still from 'Avengers: Endgame.' (Marvel/File)

Marvel superhero movie Avengers: Endgame set an opening-day record in China with an estimated $107.2 million in ticket sales, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday.

Endgame is the final chapter of a story told across 22 Marvel films featuring popular characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow.

The movie earned rave reviews from critics and is expected to draw huge crowds as it debuts in the rest of the world this week.

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As of Wednesday morning, 97 percent of Endgame reviews collected by the Rotten Tomatoes website were positive.

The film picks up after last year's Avengers: Infinity War, when many of Marvel's big-screen superheroes appeared to turn to dust. In Endgame, the survivors plot to kill the supervillain Thanos.