By Rebecca Rubin, Variety
“Avengers: Endgame” is now the second-highest grossing movie of all time with $2.188 billion globally, passing “Titanic” in just 11 days. It took “Avatar,” the previous record-holder for quickest film to $2 billion, 47 days to reach that benchmark.
“Avengers: Endgame” is one of only five films to ever cross $2 billion in ticket sales, joining the company of “Avatar” ($2.78 billion), “Titanic” ($2.187 billion), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($2.06 billion), and “Avengers: Infinity War” ($2.04 billion).
The tentpole has earned $620 million at the domestic box office, becoming the 9th biggest title ever in North America. Overseas, “Endgame” has amassed a monster $1.56 billion, with $575 million of that bounty coming from China
The epic finale to the current phase of the MarvelCinematic Universe got off to a record-breaking start last weekend when it debuted with a stunning $1.2 billion worldwide, including $357 million in North America.
The Top Five Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time (via Box Office Mojo):
- 1. Avatar $2,788.0 billion
- 2. Avengers: Endgame $2,188.7 billion
- 3. Titanic $2,187.5 billion
- 4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $2,068.2 billion
- 5. Avengers: Infinity War $2,048.4 billion
Anthony and Joe Russo returned to direct “Avengers: Endgame,” the 22nd installment in the MCU. It picks up directly following “Avengers: Infinity War,” another box office behemoth that left Earth’s Mightiest Heroes scrambling after Thanos (Josh Brolin) eliminated half of life in the universe.
The superhero blockbuster stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Paul Rudd as Ant-Man.