Avengers: Endgame's Re-Release Won't Dethrone Avatar
Endgame is still No. 2.
Avengers: Endgame returned to theatres this weekend with a small amount of bonus footage, which had the potential to push its total box office gross beyond that of the No. 1 movie of all time, Avatar. But its performance this weekend, just ahead of the theatrical debut of Spider-Man: Far From Home, was not enough to push Marvel's biggest movie ever past Avatar--and it may never do so.
That's according to "box office insiders" who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the matter. The re-release pulled in $5.5 million in the US and Canada this weekend and a further $2.3 million from overseas markets. In total, Endgame has now made $2.76 billion worldwide. That's about $27 million short of Avatar's $2.78 billion record.
The box office insiders told THR that Endgame will not surpass Avatar in the immediate future, if ever. The suggestion there is that it's theoretically possible the movie will be re-released again down the road, though nothing is confirmed. After all, Avatar was re-released after it initially premiered, and that second run helped it make $33 million more.
Endgame returned to theatres not only in an attempt to catch up to Avatar's box office record, but also as a tie-in to Far From Home. That film, which opens this week, deals directly with the events of Endgame, as has been made apparent in trailers that have proven rather spoiler-y for those who have not yet seen Endgame.
The brief amount of new footage in Endgame's re-release actually featured an appearance by a key developer from Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite. Fortnite has previously featured crossover events tied to the release of both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
Avatar recently became a Disney property when Disney acquired the majority of Fox's entertainment assets. In fact, Disney owns 7 of the top 10 highest grossing movies ever globally. The top 10 list is below.
Biggest Box Office Of All Time Worldwide
- Avatar -- $2.78 billion
- Avengers: Endgame -- $2.76 billion
- Titanic -- $2.18 billion
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- $2.068 billion
- Avengers: Infinity War -- $2.048 billion
- Jurassic World -- $1.671 billion
- The Avengers -- $1.518 billion
- Furious 7 -- $1.516 billion
- Avengers: Age of Ultron -- $1.405 billion
- Black Panther -- $1.346 billion