$1 Billion In The First Week, Can "Avengers: Endgame" Overpass The Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time "Avatar"?

Priyansh Ha |May 06, 2019

"Avengers: Endgame" has broken many records and became the worldwide biggest opener ever but there is still more one mission to go: Dethrone the highest grossing movie of all time "Avatar".

The success of Avengers: Endgame is undeniable since the movie is performing more excellently than what we can imagine. However, to break the record that Avatar set in 2009, Endgame still needs to outdo itself at the ticket window.

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Can Avengers: Endgame take over the first position of Avatar at the box office? (Source: Hindustan Times)

MCU’s latest blockbuster Avengers: Endgame has made an incredible debut during the first week at the theater. Endgame has broken many records including becoming the worldwide biggest opener in cinema history. It seems like the movie is on its way to mark several other milestones. However, right now we can’t be sure if the film will dethrone James Cameron’s Avatar or not.

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Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner in a scene from Avengers: Endgame. (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)

Beating The Highest Grosser Of The Last Century Is Not That Easy

The last decade top movies chart has seen the hard-to-beat first place of Avatar. James Cameron’s sci-fi movie has held the top position for ten years. So many people are expecting that Endgame would take over this throne. Avatar has a worldwide box-office gross of over $2.7 billion. This number doesn’t appear to be too far to reach for Endgame. As reported in Variety, some movie analysts hold a strong belief that this MCU blockbuster's crossing $3 billion is just a matter of time.


Following Avatar in top movies chart respectively are Titanic with $2.1 billion collections, Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $2.06 billion, Avengers: Infinity War with $2.04 billion and Jurassic World with $1.6 billion.

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Avengers: Endgame first screening in Venezuela. ( AFP )

With positive signs from Endgame first week box office result, Disney shares have won 4 days in a row since last week. On Friday, the stock even hit an all-time high. Endgame is still paving its way to the top since the number of re-watch audiences is getting higher. According to a survey, it seems like in every ten viewers, there are 3 of them have already planned to see the movie again.

The total cost of the movie’s production and marketing campaign is around $500 million. They expected that this figure would break during its premiere days. They have successfully sold 2.5 million tickets before the official debut in India only.  


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