Not only did the juggernaut movie break box office records both worldwide and domestically for its opening day and weekend, it has earned the coveted second place position on the all-time worldwide box office, toppling James Cameron’s 1997 release Titanic. Now, the movie edges ever closer to toppling Avatar as it has just passed $2.6 billion worldwide.
The movie’s fourth weekend did however see it passing the Cameron hit Avatar domestically currently standing at $770.8 million to Avatar’s $760.5 million. While James Cameron still holds the number one spot on the list of worldwide box office sales, his 22-year reign has now lost the strength it once had as Disney and Marvel Studios are still challenging Cameron for that top spot.
Meanwhile domestically, the tables have turned on Cameron as Disney now securely rules the top two spots within North America with both Avengers: Endgame at #2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens remaining at number one with just over $936.6 million.
This means that Avengers: Endgame needs another $160 million domestically to topple Lucasfilm with friendly fire and/or just under $170 million worldwide to finally topple Cameron and claim that coveted top spot in the all-time worldwide box office.
However, due to the movie’s aggressive reliance on a very spoiler-heavy viewing experience, and this weekend seeing John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum topping the weekend box office with a $57 million debut, finally unseating Avengers: Endgame for the first time since it’s release, it looks like the recent concerns surfacing of the Marvel hit not passing Avatar worldwide may in fact become a reality.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson. Check out the synopsis below:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.”
Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.
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