View Full Version : Weekend box office Ė Avengers: Endgame crosses $2 billion

May 7th, 2019, 20:20
Keeping up the momentum of its historic opening weekend, Marvelís Avengers: Endgame has not slowed down in its second stanza. The record-smashing blockbuster has now managed to cross the global $2 billion mark in just 11 days, making it the fastest movie to ever do so. Sitting on $2.188 billion, it has overtaken Titanicís $2.187 billion and is now the second highest-grossing film of all time, with only Avatarís $2.788 billion record still eluding it.
Like I mentioned last week though, whether Endgame can catch up to Avatar is a bit of a tricky subject as the latter played in cinemas for a stupidly long period of time (it took James Cameronís sci-fi blockbuster 47 days to reach the $2 billion mark). If there was any film that could do it, this is most certainly it. The biggest difference though, besides for its extended shelf life, is the fact that Avatar released in the traditionally quiet December period and had little in terms of serious competition for quite a while. Endgame, on the other hand, is standing on the cusp of the summer box office season, with the likes of Detective Pikachu, John Wick: Chapter 3 Ė Parabellum, Aladdin, Godzilla: King of Monsters, and Men In Black International all threatening to steal its audience.