Transcript for Anthony and Joe Russo discuss epic response to 'Avengers: Endgame'
another dimension you heard "Avengers: Endgame" has shattered all kind of box office records. Joining us the directors of the movie, the Russo brother, Joe and Anthony. For those of you at home, it's Anthony with the glass, Joe there on the right, right, so, listen, congratulations. The numbers are eye popping, 1.2 billion overall in the first did you have any idea it would be this big. None. I mean those kind of numbers are impossible to anticipate. I mean, we're just grateful that the audience is responding and that I think they're enjoying the movie. I think it really speaks to the road that the marvel cinematic universe has traveled over the past ten years, 22 movies now, people have a huge level of emotional connection to these characters and these stories and it showed up in the box office. Obviously you guys have that connection too. One of the things that helped spread the word, sshlg, obviously but Twitter is breaking news with us on "Gma" this morning. "Endgame" is the most tweeted about movie ever, more than 45 million tweets since the beginning of the year. A third just in the past week. How important do you think this day and age social media plays a part. It's a massive part. I think that it drives interest in the film. I think it was beneficial for us that we shot these two movies back to back and able to release a year apart because the cliffhanger at the end of "Infinity war" I think was able to drive conversation all year long to build anticipation for the movie. Now, hopefully they're not talking spoilers online right You bring up a good point. Some of the stars put up the hashtag campaign, no spoilers please and went viral too. I want to know when is it okay to talk about the movie? Is there sort of like a moment in time when you say, all right -- If there has to be at a certain point, part is for conversation. Is that today? I think it's Monday. I think it's Monday. Really. Give it two weekends. Not everybody can get there the first weekend but I think if you haven't seen it yet you should be out there and see it because Monday people will be talking about it. The question, given the success, we know it's called "Avengers: Endgame," we don't know how it ends and we won't spoil because it's not Monday. Can it really be the endgame? What's next? It is the end. Our job on this movie, what we want -- our goal was to bring a closure to this long journey that we've all been on since the very first "Iron machine" more than ten years ago and really wrap up the story of the original six avengers. That's the goal and hopefully we achieved it in a way that will be exciting and satisfying to audiences. As far as the future goes, we were most concerned with how do we close the past? How do we close the road? We haven't been thinking about the future. We have 15 seconds left. A favorite avenger? I would go with cap because we have our deepest investment in cap in terms of the movies that we've made. He's going to say cap then I have to say iron man. Spread the wealth.
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