The much talked about prediction about Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” dethroning James Cameron’s “Avatar” as “Highest-Grossing Film Ever” has finally turned into a reality. Last Saturday, people at the Disney and Marvel Studios had a heyday as the dethroning of “Avatar” became official. “Endgame” earned as much as $2.79 billion globally in a matter of 13 weeks, besting “Avatar’s” record of $2.789 billion overall.
No less than James Cameron, the renowned director of “Avatar” sent a congratulatory tweet to the Avatar Twitter account; adding an image of “Iron Man” among Avatar woodsprites, which came with a Navi caption that meant “I see you.”
The Russo Brothers are of course honored, being the directors of the record-breaking “Endgame,” to which they tweeted back by saying Cameron is the “monumental reason” why they fell in love with the movie.
Actually, that was the second congratulatory tweet that Director James Cameron had sent to the Marvel outfit. The first was in May, when “Endgame” went past the “Titanic” for being the second highest grossing film, which is also a James Cameron movie.
As for breaking more box-office records, the “Endgame” is yet to snatch the crown away from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which holds the record for being the highest-grossing domestic film. “Endgame” is still $83 million away from Starwars’ $936.6 million domestic gross.
Records have it that “Endgame” was especially strong outside of North America, where China is in the lead at $614 million, followed by the UK $114 million, with South Korea trailing not too far at $105 million. “Endgame’s” Brazil and Mexico performances are also notable, respectively grossing $85 million and $77 million in gross earnings.
What’s Next with the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Aside from announcing the ultimate record-breaking feat, Marvel Studios also made known the upcoming movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The list includes:
- “Black Widow”
- “The Faclon – Winter Soldier”
- “Thor 4: Love and Thunder”
- “Wanda Vision”
- “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
- “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
- “WHAT IF…?”