After Avengers: Infinity War failed to topple Cameron’s Avatar at the box-office, fans have been desperate to see its sequel, Avengers: Endgame, seize the highly-esteemed mantle. It has already surpassed Titanic, but will it reach the number one spot?
Avengers: Endgame did not start out with a significant amount of competition in April but now it is up against the likes of Aladdin, Lion King, Toy Story 4 and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Nonetheless, the Russo’s finale to the Infinity Saga is still slowly chugging along towards the finish line.
Surprisingly, Spider-Man: Far From Home may actually be helping Avengers: Endgame as it has been described as the perfect epilogue which may be prompting fans to double-up and watch both movies together. Tom Holland’s second outing is also making impressive waves as it has earned $274 million in North America and $572 million overseas, totaling at an impressive $847 million. It may yet join the MCU’s $1 billion club alongside the likes of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Infinity War.
Avatar made an incomprehensible $2.788 billion at the box office and, even though Disney now own the rights to Cameron’s franchise, they are still pushing for Marvel Studio’s latest ensemble movie to beat his record. Although, with a sequel on the way, it may be harder to promote if the achievement is ripped away by Marvel Studios.
Recently, Avengers: Endgame was re-released with new footage which may help to boost ticket sales. In an interview, Feige promoted the new version of the movie to Screen Rant: “[It’s] not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie. If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.”
The deleted scene was revealed to be scene with Hulk saving civilians from a burning building and then receiving a phone call from Captain America. The CGI is unfinished in the scene, but it shows what the Hulk had been up to in the 5 years following the snap.
Currently, Avengers: Endgame is only $7.16 million behind Avatar and it recently toppled Titanic which prompted Cameron to respond on Twitter with a congratulations for their gigantic achievement. Perhaps we’ll see something similar from him later this month. Either way, Zoe Saldana has made a monumental achievement of her own as she occupies a starring role in both of the highest grossing movies of all-time.
With Avengers: Endgame only taking eleven days to reach $2 billion at the box office (compared to Infinity War’s 48 days and Avatar’s 47 days), it is incredibly impressive that it has managed to sustain a steady income that may propel it to topple Cameron’s goliath of a movie.
Either way, Disney is having a great time at the box-office this month as Toy Story 4 has made $771 m
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