Avengers: Endgame Box Office Set to Surpass Avatar!
In its 13th weekend of release, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame will overtake the global box office record that has been held by Avatar for the past 10 years! Endgame arrives on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on July 30, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand beginning August 13.
As of yesterday, Avengers: Endgame’s global gross is $2,789.2M. This is just $500,000 behind Avatar’s lifetime global cume of $2,789.7M, and Endgame will close this gap by tomorrow. (Please note, Avatar’s cume has been adjusted upward to reflect additional reissue grosses in various territories over the past several years.)
Commenting on the achievement, Alan Horn, Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said: “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. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.”
Avengers: Endgame shattered records when it opened day-and-date April 26 with $1,223.6M globally, including $357.1M and $866.5M internationally. It crossed the $1B mark in just 5 days and the $2B mark in 11. To date it is the #2 domestic and international release of all time, with $853.4M and $1,935.8M respectively. It’s the #1 release of all time in 25 territories, and the #3 highest grossing film of all time in China with $629M.
Last year’s Avengers: Infinity War saw the titular superhero team take the fight to Thanos in order to stop his attempt at exterminating half of the universe’s population with the Infinity stones. But it was to no avail, as he was able to successfully collect them all and snap his fingers, wiping out half of all life from existence in a cloud of ash. The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Sean Gunn, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan and Josh Brolin.