Avatar has been the reigning unbeaten Box Office champion for almost a decade now and never did a film before Avengers: Endgame came any closer. For a long while, it seemed that Endgame might not be able to beat the Avatar target. After the opening 2 weekends, Avengers: Endgame had already beaten Titanic. But the following week saw a major drop in the earnings of Endgame. So, from a projection of $3 Billion, Endgame didn’t even seem to get closer to Avatar’s $2.788 Billion.
Avatar had a rerelease which allowed it to gross an extra $40 Million at the end. Avengers: Endgame did manage to beat the original numbers of Avatar, but Marvel thought of leveling the plain by giving Endgame a rerelease as well. The last 2-3 weeks saw a hike in the earnings, and Endgame is slowly creeping towards the total of Avatar. Just this past weekend Avengers added another $2 Million at the domestic Box Office and reduced the gap to less than $8 Million. Monday’s screenings allowed the gap to reduce even further, and now Endgame is less than 7 Million away, currently standing at $2.781 Billion+.
This debate of Avengers: Endgame V Avatar has been running ever since Endgame hit the theatres. After the massive start, Avatar seemed to be like a weak child, but after the drop, Avatar felt strong and unbeatable. But somehow, by hook or by crook, Endgame has been creeping closer & closer. The domestic numbers are just about to touch $852 Million, and the international numbers also saw a growth of 4-$5 Million last week. So, we can actually be certain that Endgame still has some steam left.
The Lion King is opening this weekend and it will surely have a $100 Million+ opening weekend. Spider-Man: Far From Home will also bring somewhere between 20-$25 million. Toy Story 4, Aladdin and a few other films are also going to compete. So it’s highly likely that Endgame may be knocked out of the park for good. But it’s also possible for Endgame to make at least half of this $7 Million gap worldwide.
Avengers: Endgame is coming out on Digital HD on, July 30. So logically, the film now has just 2 weekends before it’s actually available for people to buy. This is the time in which Endgame has to pull in people in order to beat Avatar once and for all. If Endgame doesn’t beat Avatar now, then no other movie could do it ever. It’s do or die, and Disney is doing whatever they can to make it happen. Endgame has to make a big statement for Marvel, and that’s why it has to be the highest-grossing film of all time. So, buckle up. Ride ain’t over yet.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”