Avengers: Endgame Finally Surpasses Avatar at Box Office
The Marvel movie breaks the 10-year-old record
According to Variety, the movie Avengers: Endgame managed to become the highest-grossing film in history. The blockbuster cashed in $2.7902 billion, adding $500 thousand from pre-sales, and officially beat James Cameron’s Avatar box office record of $2.7897 billion.
Just like that, Avengers: Endgame broke the record that had been kept for 10 years despite the fact that the analysts considered this unlikely. In the US, the film raised $853 million, while in the rest of the world it collected $1.9 billion. The superhero movie’s US box office is the second best after Star Wars: The Force Awakening with $936 million. After Fox's takeover, Disney now owns 7 out of 10 highest-grossing films in history. Walt Disney Studios Chairman and Creative Director Alan F. Horn congratulated everyone on this occasion:
"A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights. Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience."
James Cameron also congratulated Avengers: Endgame "on becoming the new box-office king":
The Endgame’s directors Russo Brothers responded to Cameron, saying that his work inspired them to make movies in the first place:
Avengers: Endgame became the 22nd MCU film and completed the stories of several characters. The Phase Four movie and TV slate was announced at San-Diego Comic-Con 2019.