Will Avengers: Endgame dethrone Avatar after its decade-long box office reign?
With the Marvel film’s re-release, Endgame is inching closer to the ultimate box office title. Disney and Marvel’s contender earned another USD2.8 million in international box office weekend with a massive total of USD2.78 billion worldwide. This places the last Avengers movie just USD7.16 million shy away from Avatar’s all-time box office record of USD2.788 billion. For almost a decade, visionary director James Cameron’s sci-fi epic has held the title of the highest-grossing movie of all time. See Avatar’s trailer below:
Avengers: Endgame has currently generated USD851 million at the US box office and USD1.9 billion overseas. The Marvel blockbuster was especially a hit in countries China ($629M), UK ($114M), Korea ($105M), Brazil $85M) and Mexico ($77M).
Since its first debut back on April 26, Endgame has become the worldwide phenomenon it was expected to be. With Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home riding along with the film’s re-release, Marvel fans must have been eager to witness the epic battle once again before watching the aftermath in the new Spider-Man film. The 2nd installment in the Tom Holland-starred Spider-Man franchise was positioned as the sequel that explains everything during and after the 5-year snap.
Avengers: Endgame also marks the last possible on-screen appearances of the most iconic supers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America. The movie’s re-release came with special scenes that weren’t shown in its first theatrical release.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.