Update, 10:20 a.m. PT:. Below is the original post when it was oh-so close.
Avatar. Titanic. Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.
These are the only films ever made to boast a worldwide box office of $2 billion. That's soon to change, as Avengers: Infinity War is on the cusp of greatness. Its global gross currently stands at $1,999,471,778, according to Box Office Mojo.
Most of the money comes from abroad, with roughly 33 percent of the intake being domestic and 67 percent international. It's a growing number, but one that already beats 2012's Avengers ($1.509 billion) and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion).
The huge success can be chalked up to both the number of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans out there, as well as the intensity of their fandom. One guy , for instance.