That didn’t take long
Avengers: Endgame may have only been released a few short weeks ago, but it didn’t take long for the movie to start breaking a host of records.
Officially the second highest-grossing film ever at the US box office, Endgame has now overtaking Avatar’s mammoth sum, with current box office totals standing at a staggering $780 million – with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the top spot with $936.6M.
The ending to Marvel’s Infinity Saga has also come in as the second-highest grossing movie of all time worldwide, earning $2.56 billion so far, according to Comicbook.
Breaking records left, right and centre – with the film franchise’s final instalment making history achieving $1B globally during its opening weekend, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said:
Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office.
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.
Endgame is also the second-highest grossing movie of all time worldwide, overtaking James Cameron’s classic Titanic.
And I can’t help but wonder why. I mean, I know why. But I can’t help but feel like we were short-changed.
For me, the final film was lacking in many ways – there, I said it. And now I better go and lay low for a few days.
Discussing the final instalment, Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo added:
We poured our heart and soul into Avengers: Endgame, hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world. Our family of cast and crew felt honored to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans – thank you.
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