Avengers: Endgame Beats Avatar in Worldwide Box Office

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BY September 4, 2019

It’s the moment we’ve all been patiently waiting for. After being undefeated for an entire decade, Avengers: Endgame knocked James Cameron’s Avatar off of the #1 spot in the worldwide box office. Avatar got to the top spot for its visually breathtaking tale of CGI creatures in a fight to protect their world. While it was nice to see an original film in the lead, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of of a giant vision that took many years and dozens of films. It’s certainly a rightfully deserving #1.

Cameron Hands Over The Title

Cameron hands over the title
Image via Cameron’s Twitter

Avatar released in 2009 to over 14,000 screens and immediately began breaking records. Word of mouth spread quickly, and movie-goers raced to see the groundbreaking CGI. It eventually re-released for a short time featuring extra footage, adding to its already growing revenue. Avatar still outearned Endgame in overseas revenue, but just barely. Avatar sits at 2 billion, while Endgame isn’t far behind with 1.9 billion. It’s the domestic numbers where Endgame dominated, with 854 million and growing.

The fight for the top spot certainly seems to be more of “bragging rights” than a necessary win. Both films are owned by Disney, as the Mega-Mouse is behind both BV (the studio behind Endgame) and Fox (which made Avatar). So, while we’re proud of the little franchise that could, it’s Disney and Zoe Saldana, a star in both films, who are having the last laugh. Congratulations to the Russo Brothers and the entire team behind Marvel for getting Avengers: Endgame to the box office record!

Featured image via Marvel.

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Meghan Hale is a graduate student living right outside of Toronto, Canada. She has always been the go-to gal for talking about anything film related and has a frustratingly long list of movie trivia up her sleeve. She is currently working on her first screenplay, as well as a horror novel, with the goal of publishing it while Stephen King is still around to read it.

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