After ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ got its extended run in cinemas and the numerous revisits by the MCU’s loyal fanbase it comes as no surprise that the film has toppled ‘Avatar‘ to become the highest-grossing film of all time at the box office.
With the movie still playing at cinema’s worldwide independent stats site, Box Office Mojo has now reported that ‘Endgame’ has overtaken James Cameron’s epic with a figure of $2,790,216,193 with $854,216,193 reported from US box-office receipts and $1,936,000,000 from overseas box-offices. Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ currently stands at $2,789,700,000 in box-office receipts. If you’re looking for your own decent return perhaps a trip to the Golden Nugget online casino is in order?
Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn, during last night’s SDCC Marvel panel already predicted that the film would achievement this momentous achievement and said in a statement:
“A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights. Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.”
Avengers: Endgame closed out phase 3, ‘The Infinity Saga’ by saying farewell to a few of our beloved superheroes before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ dealt with the devasting aftermath. Marvel also took the opportunity to reveal their plans for phase 4 of the MCU at this weekends SDCC on Saturday. These plans include reboots, sequels and some new faces, although Phases 3 and 4 did a fine job introducing the lesser-known characters primed to take over the mantle of the Avengers when the original lineup decide to quit.
We do know that Chris Hemworth will be passing the hammer to Natalie Portman in the forthcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. This news has already caused quite a stir in several dark sections of the internet, though those people may have chosen to forget the comic’s history which already showed the handover some years ago. Another of the most popular newcomers to the Avengers is Doctor Strange and he’ll be returning, along with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, in his second film, subtitled The Multiverse of Madness. Director Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill are also returning and crafting the MCU’s first horror film. Sign us up. What is clear is that though the MCU appears to be a runaway money train with no sign of stopping, don’t count out James Cameron, who is currently working on the next four Avatar films…