Avengers: Endgame to Beat Avatar Box Office, Become Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

Carla Harmon
July 22, 2019

Avengers: Endgame had only earned $2.7892 billion by Friday, which was $500,000 behind Avatar's $2.7897 billion.

While plenty attempted seeing Avengers: Endgame multiple times to help it pass the threshold, Marvel was still forced to further re-release the movie in an attempt to help it outgross Avatar. Projections place Endgame ahead of Avatar in box office rankings, with a lead of about $2 million at the time of this writing.

Feige took the stage to thank the audience, stating, "thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time". The film wrapped up numerous storylines from the first three films - featuring an assemblage of many of Marvel Comics' biggest superheroes - and marked the final appearances of many long-time franchise stars. "Avatar" had previously held the record with $2.7897 billion.

From left, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, the character Rocket, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Avengers: Endgame".

Cameron's long-delayed Avatar 2 is scheduled to open in theatres December 17, 2021. The record was held by Avatar until this weekend. That means the Buena Vista company is now home to seven of the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time.

After which, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth took to social media and thanked Avengers: Endgame fans.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced the big news last night during the jam-packed MCU panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The studio also made the groundbreaking reveal that it will be rebooting Blade, this time starring Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter. All three stars have won an Academy Award in their careers. The Marvel president also teased the return of other favorites, including sequels for the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, while Fantastic 4 and new X-Men movies will be released in the not-too-distant future.

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