Avengers: Endgame passes Avatar as highest-grossing movie of all time
Marvel boss Kevin Feige makes the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
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As of Friday, Avengers: Endgame's global gross was $2,789.2 million, just $500,000 behind Avatar's lifetime global take of $2,789.7 million. Endgame's new weekend estimate is $2,790.2 million. A $3 billion box office haul, which no other film has ever achieved, may not be out of the question as the culmination of the MCU continues to draw in crowds.
"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," Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement.
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Fastest to $2 billion: 11 days (it took Avatar 47 days to reach this; Infinity War took 48)
No. 1 MCU film in North America, surpassing Black Panther ($700 million) in under a month
In case you've been living under a rock, Avengers: Endgame stars almost every major actor named Chris, plus a few others, and is still in theaters so you can help it reach $3 billion if you haven't already.
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