Avengers: Endgame Now #2 Movie All-Time, Beating Titanic; Trails Only Avatar
The Marvel superhero movie continues to break box office records.
Avengers: Endgame will face its first serious box office competition this weekend, with Detective Pikachu arriving in theaters. The movie reportedly opened with $5.7 million at the box office on Thursday night in the US, where it carries a PG rating. That take is on par with the Thursday night opening of Shazam earlier this year. Meanwhile, James Cameron congratulated Marvel and Kevin Feige on topping Titanic with a playful post on Twitter.
Marvel Studios routinely performs exceptionally well at the box office, setting various records with seemingly every new release. That has only continued with its latest movie, Avengers: Endgame, which is moving fast and breaking some significant records. After a second weekend at No. 1, the superhero movie has now made $2.227 billion worldwide after just 13 days. Few movies have ever topped the $2 billion mark--and as of now, only one movie has ever made more money than this final Avengers outing.
Over its second weekend of release, Endgame passed James Cameron's Titanic ($2.187 billion), which was released in 1997, to become the No. 2 highest-grossing movie in history worldwide. It only trails another Cameron movie, 2009's Avatar, which has made $2.78 billion globally.
Time it took to reach $2 billion at the box office:— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) May 5, 2019
Titanic: 5,233 days
Force Awakens: 54 days
Infinity War: 48 days
Avatar: 47 days
Endgame: 11 days
Endgame made a further $145.8 million in the United States and Canada this weekend and $282.2 million from international markets to reach the new heights, according to EW.
The continued success of Endgame is no surprise. It opened last weekend to a record $1.2 billion worldwide. It's made $2.187 billion now worldwide after just 11 days, a new record. We'll likely be getting new figures in the coming days, so we'll have to see how it performs in its third weekend. That could be telling in determining just how much further it will ultimately climb.
Endgame is now just the fifth movie to ever pass $2 billion worldwide. It joins Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion), Titanic ($2.187 billion), and Avatar ($2.788 billion).
The movie needs to make around $580 million more to catch Avatar. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest on Endgame's box office performance.
With Endgame coming up on its two-week mark in theaters, Marvel and Sony have released the trailer for the next MCU movie: Spider-Man: Far From Home. This movie will mark the end of Phase 3, and it explicitly deals with some of the major developments from Endgame. As such, the trailer starts out with a spoiler warning where Tom Holland advises viewers to skip the trailer if they haven't yet seen Endgame. If you've seen the trailer, be sure to give our trailer breakdown a look.
Beyond Far From Home, Marvel has not explicitly confirmed any movies and release dates. However, Disney did share Phase 4 movie release dates as part of its latest earnings report--it just didn't attach any specific titles to those dates. We generally know many of the MCU Phase 4 shows and movies that are coming, and Disney suggested we'll get more insight into what's coming sometime this summer.
For lots more on Endgame, check out GameSpot's Avenger: Endgame hub. The movie may have paved the way for the X-Men to join the MCU, although Far From Home's trailer suggests another possibility. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox means the X-Men and co. in the MCU is something we could see one day.