‘Avengers: Endgame’ has officially dethroned ‘Avatar’ off the top spot to become the biggest movie in history.
On Sunday (21.07.2019), Avengers crossed $ 2.789B, the top figure at the global box office which had been held by ‘Avatar’ for close to a decade. The April-released science-fiction thrill exceeded the $500,000 ticket sales which pushed it to the top stop as reported by Variety.
On the global scene, the film collected over $1.9 billion, boasting especially strong performances in China ($629 million), the United Kingdom ($114 million), South Korea ($105 million), Brazil ($85 million) and Mexico ($77 million).
Disney and Marvel Studios were compelled to re-release the film ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in theaters back in June in an effort to push the epic finale to ultimate box office glory. It was further revealed that some scenes were missing from the original film which had premiered in April, hence the notion of adding those extra cuts.
The film which stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America has made more than $2.789 billion worldwide and the film’s producers agreed that it had to jostle through historically bigger films including ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Titanic’ and its predecessor, ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ to get to that position.
“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,” Alan Horn, Disney Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, said in a statement.
“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.”
Disney, which has already acquired a large percentage of 21st Century Fox’s assets is set to produce four “Avatar” sequels between 2021 and 2027.
As of whether this film is destined to win an Oscar, our fingers remain crossed.