The initial theatrical release of Avatar: Endgame last month failed to defeat James Cameron’s Avatar (2009). This is in line of the film’s bid for the biggest movie of all time. However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made a happy announcement during the San Diego Comic-Con last July 20. Marvel fans can now celebrate as they’ve successfully knocked the Cameron film down a peg. Endgame finally overtook its worldwide gross of $2.789 billion with its own $2.790 billion.
“Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time,” Feige said on Comic-Con stage.
Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It features an all-star cast including Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and many more. The film is the culmination of Marvel’s Phase Three, which will then usher a new phase for MCU. The latest MCU movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, will be the gateway to Phase Four.
Both Marvel Studios and Disney have been eyeing this top spot for a long time now. Yet, Cameron and 20th Century Fox (which now belongs to Disney) refused to budge from this position, holding on to it for a decade. In another attempt to overthrow the king, Endgame was announced for a re-release on June 28. This is targeted to draw in an additional audience to the film since Endgame was only a little bit away from toppling the long-standing title holder of the biggest-grossing film of all time. Insiders said that Endgame was only $37 million away from taking the top spot away from Avatar.
The re-release had an extra six minutes from the initial one. The extra footage include a deleted scene, post-credits scene, and a Stan Lee tribute.