Avengers Endgame Now Very Close To Beating Avatar In All-Time Box Office

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Avengers: Endgame is getting closer to becoming the most successful movie of all time. After another week of playing in theaters worldwide, the Marvel blockbuster is now only $7 million away from beating James Cameron's Avatar in the all-time box office rankings.

As reported by Variety, Avengers: Endgame made another $2.8 million at the box office last weekend, bringing its total to $2.78 billion. Avatar's all-time, history-making gross stands at $2.788 billion, just $7.16 million ahead of Endgame. Avatar was released back in December 2009 and has held the record for almost an entire decade.

Endgame hits theaters back in April, but the movie has enjoyed two box office boosts over the past few weeks. Last month, it was rereleased into theaters with some additional content, including an introduction from co-director Anthony Russo and a deleted scene. In addition, Spider-Man: Far From Home released last week--the movie follows directly on from the events of Endgame, meaning that fans might have gone back to remind themselves of the earlier movie.

Marvel returns to San Diego Comic-Con this week. The studio was absent from the convention in 2018, but will feature prominently this year. The big Marvel event takes place in Hall H on Saturday night. It is described as an "an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe," will feature Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, plus "surprise panelists." While details are currently unwrapped, it is thought likely that news of the studio's future release slate, which potentially includes movies such as Black Widow and The Eternals, will finally be revealed.

For more on Marvel at Comic-Con, check out GameSpot's guide to all the Marvel panels and events at SDCC so far.

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Both are boring overrated ?

But ! Avengers is better then Avatar! So lets go back and buy tickets people !

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@Terminator95: The Avengers (2012) > Avengers Endgame (2019)

Still hope it beats Avatar though

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I think everyone here should go to box office charts and look at all time adjusted.

Neither Endgame nor Avatar crack top 10.

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Honestly, I enjoyed Avatar more, but I have a weak spot for any movie that features mech combat.

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Adjusted to inflation and considering how much the ticket prices have increased since Avatar came out (2009), Avatars Box Office result is well above 3+ Billion US Dollars, so Di$ney still has a ton of 're-releasing' to do to beat that. By the way: You can bet your ass they're gonna re-release Avatar in 2021 before the sequel comes out which will push it to the #1 spot again.

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@misterx: theres also the fact that avatar was almost entirely composed of 3d sales, which are more money than none 3d. I figure inflation vs 3d markup washes itself out.

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Personally, I never understood the hype for Avatar.

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@cylor: The only big factor of it was bringing back 3D, thats why people went to see it. Unless Cameron can come with some crap virtual reality thing for the next one he is screwed. Story was weak as hell, characters were awful. Watched at the movies and thought it was a rather weak movie besides the nice 3D effects.

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@nefastuss: My biggest problem with the story was that it had already been used in at least three other movies, previously. Compared to the actual world design, it was shockingly unoriginal.

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@cylor: Pioneered 3D film making and 3D film watching. Pushed actor motion capture forward in new and exciting ways. Married live action and CGI animation seamlessly. It never feels like two movies, the two blend together beautifully. The world of pandora is breath taking, the action scenes are still tough to beat even today. It's an original scifi world, that eases the viewer into its bizarre animal life and plant life with a familiar Pocahontas story beat. The very idea of humans entering biological bodies, not only mirrored the growing trend of us having avatars online, but nothing else like it existed in a film. Avatar is revolutionary in many ways, that includes the global appeal, the themes of colonialism and environmental protection. There's nothing else like it, not then or since.

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@Bread_or_Decide: Technically it was way beyond its time, the actual movie(story, characters, etc) was complete ass.

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@vfighter: The story, character, and "actual movie" are absolutely essential and a lot of excellent choices were made in those regards.

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@cylor: When I saw it in theaters at the time, it was breathtakingly beautiful 3D. Story was meh. So, over time, it has become less impressive.

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@cylor: "James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is... James Cameron."

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@cylor: Me too. I also never understood the hype for stupid superhero movies either.

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@Berserk8989: Well some superheroes are almost a century old now at comics, its normal people to be hyped to see then on screen.