Avengers: Endgame Passes Avatar's Box Office Record

Brenda Watkins
July 22, 2019

The Marvel Cinematic Universe film has surpassed the box office collection of James Cameron's Avatar and emerged as the highest earning film in the world. As of July 14, the film had taken in $847 million in worldwide ticket sales.

Avengers: Endgame beats Avatar to become highest grossing movie of all time.

The new records have been penned down by Variety, who state the film officially passed $2.7892 billion at the global box office on Saturday. They wanted him to bring his "severed head" to the last scene of "Avengers: Endgame".

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Studios didn't believe it was actually possible to get Endgame to beat Avatar, however, their re-releases helped earn that top spot. Then, with a few days to go until San Diego Comic-Con, it looked like Endgame might have a shot a winning even without that re-re-release.

In a statement, Alan Horn, Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer, said the record was a testament to the "power of movies".

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