In news that should not be too surprising to anyone who’s been alive this year, Avengers: Endgame has made a bunch of money. So much money, in fact, that the film has now become the second movie to cross the $800 million threshold as far as domestic box office goes, standing tall at $803.63 million. The only other film still above Iron Man’s swan song is that other installment in a long-running series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which grossed a disgusting $937 million domestically alone.
Worldwide, the Marvel finale has grossed around $2.7 billion. This is good news for those of you with a hate-on for Avatar still holding the top spot for worldwide earnings, not adjusted for inflation. Avengers: Endgame is a mere $103 million away from toppling the tree of life down and making that unobtabium very, uh, obtaniumable? I personally would rather have the culmination of 11-years worth of build-up take down James Cameron’s 3D experiment, as we’re dueling rivals, always trying to top each other as major influencers in Hollywood.
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Disney chairman Alan Horn, who arrived at the company in 2012, was extremely enthusiastic when discussing this cinematic milestone, saying:
“Though Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”
A Forbes article says that, if Endgame performs as well as Infinity War did, then Captain America’s grand finale is slated to hit a whopping $869 million, which might just be enough to push its worldwide total above Avatar. I’m kind of hoping that people will see Avengers one more time to brush up on Spider-Man’s comings and goings for his upcoming July release. Or, what may push it over the edge, would be a special re-release later this year, for the holidays or something. Cameron, my nemesis, has tried this a few times with Titanic and his other, bluer computer-generated money-maker.
What do you think, though? Are you happy that Avengers: Endgame is slated to be one of the highest grossing films of all time? Let us know in the comments below.