‘Avengers: Endgame’ leaves behind ‘Avatar’ to become the highest grossing film of all time

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame has dethroned James Cameron’s colossus Avatar (2009) to become the top-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office, as Marvel chief Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).  Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame saw the end of Thanos and few of our beloved “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” leaving the superhero squad.  “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 Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn said in a statement. According to Disney, Avengers: Endgame‘s global gross was $2.7892 billion, $500,000 behind Avatar‘s $2.7897 billion as of Friday. By Sunday, Endgame‘s total reached $2.790 billion. At the end of last weekend, Endgame trailed Avatar by $7 million.  Avatar is now part of ‘The House of  Mouse’ empire following Disney’s acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox in late March. “Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever… The talented filmmakers have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora,” added Horn. Avengers: Endgame has shattered numerous records since debuting in cinemas in late April. The superhero extravaganza scored the biggest global opening of all time with $1.22 billion, including an all-time high of $357.1 million domestically and $866.5 million overseas. The film is the fourth outing in the blockbuster Avengers series and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In late June, Avengers: Endgame was re-released in theaters with roughly six minutes of new footage in a bid to surpass Avatar. Avengers: Endgame now stands with a total of $853.4 million domestically and $1.9358 billion internationally.