Avengers: Endgame has made $1 billion already, here’s how much more it should make to dethrone Avatar as most successful movie
Avengers: Endgame is breaking all records and exceeding all expectations at the box office. But it still needs to go a long way to dethrone Avatar as the most successful movie ever.Updated: May 01, 2019 09:05 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Marvel Studios’ latest film Avengers: Endgame registered a stellar opening at the worldwide box office over the weekend. In just a couple of days, it raked in $1.2 billion and became the biggest opener in the history of movies, all over the world. With the spectacular opening and great reviews, it’s certain that the film is well on its way to break several other records. However, can it become the most successful movie ever?
Currently, the top spot rests with James Cameron’s sci-fi epic, Avatar. The 2009 movie has not budged from its position in 10 years but Endgame might just be the film that dethrones it. Avatar made a collection of $2.7 billion, a figure that doesn’t seem too difficult to touch for Endgame, considering the pace it has taken. According to a report in Variety, some film analysts believe the film could even cross the $3 billion mark.
Other films ranking below Avatar include another James Cameron classic, Titanic in second position with $2.1 billion collections, Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $2.06 billion, Avengers: Infinity War with $2.04 billion and Jurassic World with $1.6 billion.
Optimism about Endgame helped send Disney shares on a four-day winning streak last week, with the stock hitting an all-time high on Friday.The run for Endgame could continue with repeat viewings, with almost three out of every 10 patrons planning to watch the movie again in a theater, according to a PostTrak survey.
With a star-studded cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin, it took in a jaw-dropping $330 million in China alone, the highest ever opening in the country.
The movie cost around $500 million to make including marketing costs and was expected to break even during its debut weekend, a feat unheard of for a major blockbuster. In India, 2.5 million tickets were pre-sold in a variety of languages including English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and it would have made Rs 200 crore by Wednesday.
(With inputs from agencies)
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First Published: Apr 30, 2019 21:38 IST