'Avengers: Endgame' Being Re-Released In Naked Attempt to Overtake 'Avatar' for the All-Time Box Office Record
Marvel Studios will give ‘Avengers: Endgame’ one final push in the hopes that it can surpass ‘Avatar’ as the biggest all-time worldwide box-office record holder by reissuing the movie with what called “additional footage.”
At a press event junket for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ Marvel chief Kevin Feige told Comicbook.com that the blockbuster would be re-released with a deleted scene, clearly intended to lure more people back to see it before it finishes its run in theaters. Speaking to Screenrant, the Marvel executive described the additions as "a few new things at the end of the movie."
Through Monday this week, ‘Endgame’ has amassed $2.743 billion globally, according to Boxofficemojo.com, but that leaves it about $44 million behind ‘Avatar’. After a record-breaking opening, ‘Endgame’ is finally slowing down, having added just $3.7 million in North American ticket sales for the most recent weekend.
Yet, to be clear, this is not an extended version of the movie. They merely tacked some stuff into the end credits scene. Per Kevin Feige:
There will be a version going into theaters… w/a few new things… If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.