"Avengers: Endgame" is set to smash box office records around the globe

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Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame” opens Thursday night on 4,600 U.S. and Canadian screens — the most for any movie ever, AP's Jake Coyle writes.

The impact: Many theaters will stay open for 24 hours. Seventeen AMC Theatres won’t close for 72 hours straight. Presales set records on Fandango and Atom.

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