By Stephen Ippolito | April, 25th, 2020
To no surprise at all, Avengers: Endgame was the most profitable movie in 2019. According to Deadline.com, the film generated the Walt Disney Company $890 Million in profit. The fourth installment in the Avengers series broke multiple box-office records, including all-time worldwide grossing ($2.798 Billion), domestic opening-weekend ($357 Million), and worldwide opening-weekend ($1.2 Billion).
Deadline broke down its earnings and production cost in great detail. Overall they said the film coast about $358 Million to make, with most of that coming from paying the actors ($175 Million). As usual, Robert Downey Jr. was the highest-paid of the group, earning a $75 Million paycheck for his final outing as Tony Stark.
After Infinity War’s cliffhanger the previous year, hype going into Endgame was off the charts. During presales, AMC, Fandango, and other online sellers saw their websites crash once tickets were released. Before even hitting the theaters, the film had already taken in $120 Million.
With the state of the film industry, some have wondered if a film will ever will be that dominate. However, some people, including myself, have predicted that if there were a film to top Endgame, it be will be the next Avengers film.