'Avengers: Endgame' Dethrones 'Avatar' As Highest-Grossing Film

It finally happened...and just like Thanos said..it was inevitable.

Marvel's blockbuster hit - Avengers: Endgame - has set a new record as the highest-grossing film in cinematic history. It took nine years, but it has finally happened. There is currently a gap of $500K in global ticket sales betweenAvatar and Endgame, and Deadline predicts that it is happening this weekend. Endgame’s global impact settles in at $2,789,200,000, just $500,000 short of Avatar’s $2,789,700,000, and it should close the gap by Sunday.

The film has been in theaters for 13 weeks. Last month, Disney re-released Avengers: Endgame with additional footage, in efforts of breaking that record.

Entertainment Weekly adds that co-chairman and chief creative officer of Walt Disney Studios - Alan Horn - said in a statement:

“A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights. 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. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.”

Entertainment Weekly also adds that once Avengers: Endgame passes Avatar, James Cameron will still claim to the No. 2 and No. 3 films of all time. The order would be: Avengers: Endgame, 2009's Avatar and 1997’sTitanic, with $2,187,500,000. A HUGE shoutout to James Cameron!!

Congratulations to Marvel for this accomplishment! Leave your thoughts and comments!

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