'Avengers' Rakes in Over ¥523 Million in First 24hrs in China

By Ryan Gandolfo, April 26, 2019

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Avengers: Endgame brought in more than RMB523 million in the first 24 hours following its Chinese debut on Wednesday at midnight.

According to the Bank of China International, cited by Xinhua, the finale’s estimated box office revenue is expected to reach over RMB3.5 billion in the Chinese mainland. If that total is met, it would nearly exceed the combined box office revenue from the two prior Avengers movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War.

It has been a wild week for fans of the popular film series, with a number of crazy stories surfacing over the past couple of days. For example, one female college student in Ningbo was rushed to hospital after ‘crying up a storm’ throughout the three-hour-long film. The woman reportedly began hyperventilating after the movie had finished, at which point, her friends called ‘120’ and she was rushed to the hospital. 

Meanwhile, Avengers fans dying to discuss the dirty details of the latest superhero flick have turned to subscription WeChat groups. According to Sixth Tone, people have been paying less than RMB1 to join Avengers: Endgame discussion groups to chat about the movie.

READ MORE: Marvel Debuts its New Chinese Superheroes

In the arts realm, one illustrator in Hong Kong recently released an epic image of the Avengers’ superheroes and villains duking it out, with Chinese characteristics.

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Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

Back in 2016, the same artist also put out a series of illustrations featuring the Marvel characters dressed up in Chinese traditional opera attire.

Below, check out a few of the most popular superheroes in the Marvel universe.

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Loki. Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

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Black Panther. Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

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The Hulk. Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

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Thanos. Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

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Dr. Strange. Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

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Iron Man. Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

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Captain America. Image via @Tik Ka from East/Facebook

Like what you saw? There’s plenty more to check out on Tik Ka from East’s Facebook page, so be sure to give it a follow to see more great work!

READ MORE: Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dead at 95, China Pays Tribute

[Cover image via Walt Disney Pictures/IMDb]

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