Avengers: Endgame has beaten Avatar at the US box-office. Endgame took in an estimated $29.4 million taking its domestic total to $770 million, ahead of the $760.5 million that Avatar earned in the US through its lifetime. Its worldwide total now stands at around $2.56 billion, which is about $200 million short of the $2.78 billion that Avatar posted. It certainly isn’t unimaginable to assume that Avengers: Endgame will eventually beat Avatar at the worldwide box office as well, though the road there is going to be tough.
Endgame has been declining 53% week over week. And this is when the only major movies to pose any sort of threat to it have been Detective Pikachu and John Wick 3. Next week sees the release of Disney’s own Aladdin and the week that follows will see Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Each of these will take up additional screens, lowering the screen count of Endgame. It’s drop is going to continue but if it can run long enough, say for the next one or two months, it can still gross morsels to eventually surpass Avatar‘s $2.78 billion. All I’m saying is, a few weeks back everyone said it was impossible. Now that Endgame has reached so close, I have no doubt that it’s entirely possible for Endgame to outgross Avatar.
The other major record that eludes Endgame is the highest grossing movie in the United States. That record is held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens that sits with $936 million. It’s going to be phenomenally difficult for Endgame to get anywhere near that. That said, I’ll again be open to the possibility of Endgame inching toward that record as well, a few million dollars a day. Rewatch value is strong with this movie and Marvel’s imminent SDCC announcement could potentially reignite interest in the movie over that weekend. Again, all I’m saying is, it’s possible; don’t rule it out just yet.
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