Having released a little over a month ago, it’s safe to say the hype and excitement surrounding Avengers: Endgame has begun to slow down a bit. While there’s no doubt that we’ll be talking about the latest MCU movie for some time to come, most Marvel fans have shifted their attention to future films, especially since Spider-Man: Far From Home is due out in a few weeks.
However, there’s still plenty of reason to keep your eyes on the most recent Avengers outing. As it enters its seventh weekend in theaters, Endgame is now slightly more than $70 million away from surpassing Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time. As of Thursday, June 6th, Marvel’s newest release has grossed just over $2.716 billion, as detailed by Box Office Mojo. With Fox’s epic sci-fi sitting at $2.788 billion, Endgame is around $72 million from dethroning the reigning champ.
As expected, the weekend gross has been declining ever since it hit theaters on April 26th. While it started out strong with a whopping $357 million domestic run during its first few days, the numbers have been dropping since then. However, a slight rebound on Memorial Day weekend has certainly helped, and if Endgame manages to stay in theaters for another month or two, it’s likely that it’ll catch up to Avatar.
Unfortunately though, if the Russo brothers’ latest film has any chance of dethroning James Cameron’s sci-fi epic at the box office, MCU fans might need to make a concerted effort to get moviegoers to shell out for another screening. Earlier this week, it hit a new low when it came to daily ticket sales and wasn’t able to gross more than $1 million on June 3rd.
With a handful of summer blockbusters ready to hit theaters, it might be the right time for Marvel (or a devoted fan) to launch a social media campaign and make one last push for Avengers: Endgame at the box office. Personally, a few of us at We Got This Covered wouldn’t mind watching it one more time on the big screen, and we hope we aren’t the only ones.