‘Avengers: Endgame’ Finally Eclipses James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ to Become Highest-Grossing Film of All Time
Head of Marvel Kevin Feige officially announced at the studio’s Comic-Con panel this weekend that ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has surpassed James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ at the worldwide box office with an aggregate haul of $2.7897 billion and counting.
“Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time,” Feige told Hall H at the start of the Marvel panel.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ was given a second chance of sorts at claiming the title after it was re-released on June 28, featuring a deleted Hulk sequence, a Stan Lee tribute and a post-credits scene featuring characters from Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. At that time, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ was $37 million shy of toppling Avatar, and many had predicted the re-release still would not put the superhero pic over the top.
This weekend, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is in its 13th weekend and is expected to make an estimated $1.28 million from 985 theaters at the domestic box office, putting its running domestic tally at $854.2 million.