Avengers: Endgame is within spitting distance of becoming the most successful movie of all time, with the super-sized sequel just millions of dollars away from crushing a record currently held by James Cameron’s Avatar.
The Marvel sequel grossed a further $2.8 million at the global box office this weekend, bringing the film’s worldwide total to a gargantuan $2.78 billion. Avatar, released in December 2009, grossed a total of $2.788 billion, meaning Avengers: Endgame is currently just $7.8 million behind it.
Endgame’s gross has been assisted by the recent release of Spider-Man: Far from Home, which directly follows up on lingering plot threads teased by Endgame, as well as Endgame’s recent re-release at the end of June. Unveiled in selected cinemas across the US, the re-released version featured a deleted scene and a new introduction from director Anthony Russo.
In May, James Cameron congratulated the Endgame team for outgrossing his 1997 epic Titanic, which was previously the second most successful film of all time. “An iceberg sank the real Titanic,” he wrote in a tweet. “It took the Avengers to sink my Titanic. Everyone here at Lightstorm Entertainment salutes your amazing achievement. You’ve shown that the movie industry is not only alive and well, it’s bigger than ever!”
In the UK, Avengers: Endgame remains some way off from becoming the most successful movie in UK box office history, currently sitting beneath Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Skyfall, Spectre and Avatar.
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