It took only its own opening weekend for “Avengers: Endgame” to pass the $1-billion box office milestone. Since it’s been hyped as the definitive conclusion for a decade’s worth of MCU storytelling, that earning is expected. And with the rate it’s going, to double that take is apparently no sweat.
As of its second weekend in cinemas around the world, “Avengers: Endgame” has exceeded $2 billion in global box office. To summarize, the blockbuster superhero film’s combined domestic and overseas earnings are $2.188 billion. That achievement puts it past James Cameron’s “Titanic” (1997) as the new 2nd-highest all-time top grossers.
What really helped Marvel Studios’ big 3-plus-hour superhero bonanza earn that much was its very early release in China. That massive cinematic market contributed $575 million to the 1.56 billion that “Endgame” made outside North America. And in there, it’s now counted as the 9th highest all-time domestic film release.
By now, the only obstacle to the fourth “Avengers” film in become the all-time box office king is 2009’s “Avatar,” also by James Cameron. Its $2.787 billion mark will not be easily reached, especially this summer movie season. Other studios, even Disney itself, have major movie releases that might cut into further earnings for “Endgame.”
This is the 22nd installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the penultimate chapter of its massive “Phase 3” film classification. The final movie of that phase will be “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” which will follow up in July 2.