Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame was bound to be a success because pretty much every Marvel movie has been a box office goldmine since the MCU started eleven years ago. They have quite a bit of movies under their belt that hit the magical threshold of 1 billion dollars, but Endgame looks like it’s going to be in an entirely different ballpark already.
The movie has only been out for not even two weeks, and it has already broken the box office record set by James Cameron’s Titanic – that means it already broke two billion dollars. That’s not just good, that’s twice as good. In fact, there’s only one movie in the history of cinema that’s ever done better financially than what Endgame has already done.
That other movie is Avatar, also by James Cameron. As of the time of writing this article, Endgame has managed to reach nearly 2,2 billion dollars in revenue globally. Avatar’s record is currently set at about 2,8 billion dollars, which means it’s only slightly ahead of Endgame. It’s not really a matter of “if” Endgame will beat Avatar’s box office record as the top grossing film of all time, but it’s more a matter of “when”. If everything goes like it’s been going so far, we’ll have the answer to that question a lot sooner than anyone might have anticipated.
By the way, the 2 billion dollars that Endgame managed to reach in only 11 days is also the fastest any movie has ever reached 2 billion dollars. The previous record was set to the above mentioned Avatar, which managed the same number in 47 days. It really does make you wonder if there’s any record that Endgame won’t be breaking by the end of this month, doesn’t it?