Walt Disney's (DIS) - Get Report Marvel Studios' new action flick, "Avengers: Endgame," broke box office records with a billion-dollar-topping debut this weekend.

The film's estimated global debut hit $1.2 billion, becoming the first film to surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend, according to Disney. It only took five days to reach a billion dollars, moving twice as quickly as the previous "Avengers" movie, "Infinity War".

"Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office," said Alan Horn, The Walt Disney Studios chairman, in a statement on Sunday, calling "Endgame," "far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

The film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, made $350 million in the U.S. and $859 million internationally, grossing an estimated $330.5 million in its opening in China alone, according to Disney.

Writers on the flick include Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. "Avengers" is based on the comic by the late Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

"Avengers: Endgame" opened in U.S. theaters April 26.