Avengers: Endgame Passes Titanic With $2.2 Billion, Now Only Trails Avatar

Avengers: Endgame Passes Titanic With $2.2 Billion, Now Only Trails Avatar

I guess the question on everybody's mind now is will Endgame be able to dethrone Avatar as the undisputed box office champion? For comparison the previous record, held by last year's Avengers: Infinity War, was $640 million.

Overall, Endgame is still behind Avatar's $2.78 billion grand total, but is now ahead of Titanic ($2.18 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06 billion), and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.04 billion).

Now, MCU fans are hoping that Endgame further goes and crushes another James Cameron-directorial titled Avatar, which is currently the highest-grossing movie, after the filmmaker said he hopes "we'll start getting Avenger fatigue here pretty soon". It trails only Avatar's $2.788 billion, but Avengers: Endgame has plenty of time left in theaters.

Repeat viewings from comic-book enthusiasts, as well as premium formats like Imax and 3D have helped box office receipts reach extraordinary heights. The conclusion of the 22-film arc has been a goliath at the box office, taking in over $1.2 billion dollars during its opening weekend.

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Sony's psychological thriller The Intruder came in second, at US$11 million. Next weekend, Detective Pikachu will be Endgame's latest challenger. The film starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen mustered up $10 million, which is a bit of a disappointment for the best reviewed new release of the weekend, though it did only land a "B" CinemaScore. But even the draw of chart-topping musical artists like Kelly Clarkson, Joe Jonas, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo, Pitbull, and Blake Shelton wasn't enough to get people interested in the movie.

In fifth place, hanging strong in its ninth week out, was Disney's Captain Marvel, at US$4.3 million. The superhero tentpole, starring Brie Larson, has earned $420 million in North America and $1.12 billion globally. Hollywood is banking on a number of summer hits, including "The Lion King", "Toy Story 4", and "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" to help close that gap.

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