After thirteen weeks at the box office, “Avengers: Endgame” is now the highest-grossing movie of all time. The Marvel installment toppled “Avatar” to claim the record, which stood for the last ten years. “Avatar” hit theaters in 2009, and the movie grossed over $2.7897B in theaters.
“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,” said Alan Horn, Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of The Walt Disney Studios 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.”
The record is one of many that “Avengers: Endgame” has claimed, a streak that began on opening day. On its first day in theaters, “Avengers: Endgame” made $357M domestically, and over $1.2B globally. The movie crossed the $1B mark domestically in just five days. The film currently holds the record for opening weekends in domestic, foreign, and worldwide markets. “Avengers: Endgame” is also the highest-grossing PG-13 movie of all time, and is the highest-grossing film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After Disney’s acquisition of FOX, “Avatar” is now a Disney property. Several new Avatar movies are scheduled to release over the next few years, giving the Na’vi another chance to take the top spot on the charts. “Avatar 2” is scheduled for 2021, with additional films planned for 2024 and 2025.
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