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

Reuters

Posted at Apr 25 2019 06:23 AM

Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige pose for a picture during a ceremony to place their handprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, April 23, 2019. Mario Anzuoni, Reuters

LOS ANGELES - 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.

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.