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Imax says 'Avengers: Endgame' nearly doubled global opening record with $91.5 mln box office

Ciara Linnane

Imax Corp. said Monday "Avengers: Endgame" nearly doubled its global opening box office records, grossing about $91.5 million at the weekend to surpass the previous record held by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" by 92%. In China, the film grossed $42.4 million on Imax screens over the weekend to beat the previous record held by "Avengers: Infinity War" by 65%. In North America, the film grossed $26.5 million, beating "Avengers: Infinity War" by 14% to mark the second-highest grossing domestic opening weekend ever. "Directors Joe and Anthony Russo designed Avengers: Endgame for IMAX by capturing the entire film with IMAX cameras, marking the second Hollywood film in history to achieve this milestone, the first being Avengers: Infinity War," the company said. Imax shares rose 2.7% in premarket trade, and are up 5.8% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 10%.