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Monday April 29th, 2019 night edition

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Through Friday (see earlier posts below), the Anthony and Joe Russo-helmed Endgame had already logged the biggest global and international openings ever.

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Endgame’s opening is not just about a number, says Taff, but the word of mouth that has propelled the record weekend.

Immediately below is a breakdown on Endgame‘s international estimates through Sunday as well as a snapshot of the other pics in play overseas.

IMAX also set opening weekend box office records across 49 other markets, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, among others.

2ND SATURDAY UPDATE, writethru after 8:31 AM post: Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has now collected $487M worth of infinity stones at the international box office.

2ND FRIDAY UPDATE 10:18 AM PT, writethru: Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame continues smashing records at the international box office, crushing $305M in just its first two days. »

Ukraine president offers Russians citizenship in snub to Putin

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who last week won Ukraine’s presidential election, has dismissed an offer by Vladimir Putin to provide passports to Ukrainians and pledged instead to grant citizenship to Russians who “suffer” under the Kremlin’s rule.

Kyiv has been fighting Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine since 2014 in a war that has killed 13,000 people.

A political novice, Zelenskiy has pledged to “reboot” peace talks with the separatists that also involve Russia and the west. »

Why Volvo gave away the patent for their most important invention

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The life-saving three-point seat belt was too significant not to share, according to Volvo.

Volvo opened up the patent for the three-point seatbelt, which has now saved over 35,000 lives.

They decided that the invention was so significant, it had more value as a free life saving tool than something to profit from. »

NRA Being Sued For Illegal Coordination With Trump Campaign

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The NRA is being sued by the Giffords Law Center for allegedly violating campaign finance laws and illegally coordinating with Republican campaigns, including the campaign of Donald Trump.

You know, the NRA has had a bad couple of years when you think about it.

And now this week they’re being sued by the Giffords law center for all of their potentially illegal campaign contributions and campaign activities over the last few election cycles. »