Chris Hemsworth strolled down memory lane as "Avengers: Endgame" snapped just about every imaginable box office record into oblivion over the weekend, generated hundreds of news headlines, and even resulted in one mouthy fan getting roughed up outside a showing.
The Australian actor, who stars as Thor in the Marvel franchise, tweeted Sunday, “I remember many years ago carving my name into wet concrete on the sidewalk outside my grandmas [sic] place, little did I know that years on those skills would come in handy! Honoured [sic] to share this moment with my Avenging mates on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 🙏🤙👍🕺.”
Hemsworth previously reflected on "Endgame" seemingly being the finale for the original "Avengers" cast of himself, Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye).
"It's always a nerve-wracking experience, but, I don't know, we literally left it all on the field with this one,” the 35-year-old star told Entertainment Tonight. “I think we all have a sense of pride.”
He added, "It's a bittersweet quality to it, because this is the last time this gathering of this group of people is gonna be here together.”
Hemsworth, who grew particularly close with co-star Evans while filming the "Avengers" series, previously confessed to crying six times during the blockbuster.
"Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate.
The "Avengers" finale far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie had been forecast to open between $260 million and $300 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, but moviegoers turned out in such droves that "Endgame" blew past the previous record of $257.7 million, set last year by "Avengers: Infinity War" when it narrowly surpassed "The Force Awakens."
"Endgame" was just as enormous overseas. Worldwide, it obliterated the previous record of $640.5 million, also set by "Infinity War." ("Infinity War" didn't open in China, the world's second largest movie market, until two weeks after its debut.) "Endgame" set a new weekend record in China, too, where it made $330.5 million.
But "Endgame" mania was not all fun and games. Fans eager to see the flick didn’t take too kindly to a man who reportedly spoiled the ending for them.
The man, who had walked out of the “Endgame” and loudly revealed the ending, was roughed up by fans lining up outside a theater in Hong Kong, according to Taiwanese media. A photo from the scene shows a man sitting on the ground while appearing to be treated for his wounds.
Other fans vented their frustrations with some news outlets they said spoiled some of the film's plot twists.
The Washington Post tweeted an article Friday with a very revealing headline that mentioned one superhero's farewell specifically. (Fox News has not embedded the tweet or written out the headline or linked to the article for obvious spoiler reasons.)
Fans were livid on social media.
"Why in the world would you include this in a headline!?" a user wrote.
"WAPO I DEFEND YOU WITH EVERY OUNCE OF MY BEING BUT THIS IS ENTIRELY UNACCEPTABLE. I FOLLOW YOU FOR NEWS NOT SPOILERS. DAMMIT PEOPLE, WHO APPROVED THIS?" wrote another.
"Shame on you @washingtonpost this is a spoiler!!! What is wrong with you!?!" said another.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.