Avatar‘s nine-year reign atop the all-time worldwide box office has come to an end. After more than twelves weeks of release, Avengers: Endgame has finally crawled passed the former champion.
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige made the announcement Saturday during the Marvel Studios Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con:
“Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time.”
As of this article, Box Office Mojo is reporting the all-time worldwide gross (unadjusted) for Endgame at $2,790.6 billion and Avatar at $2,789.7 billion.
Avatar director James Cameron responded to the news via social media:
In a classy move, Avengers: Endgame directors in turn posted their own tribute to the former #1 filmmaker:
This achievement represents an unprecedented paradigm shift in moviegoing and Marvel’s ongoing appeal. That said, box office records are breaking at faster rates each year thanks to the rising cost of moviegoing. So it’s doubtful that Endgame will stay king of the box office for nearly a decade like Avatar did. So how long can Marvel stay on top and which film will be next?
I for one am looking forward to ending the whole “Will it, won’t it?” debates, at least for a little while.
What do you make of our new box office king? Are you surprised Avengers: Endgame did what it did? Will it stay the champ for as long as Avatar did? Which film will be next? It’s only a matter of time, so sound off in the comments below and share your thoughts on this news!