'Avengers: Endgame' surpasses Avatar as biggest film ever

Publish Date
Monday, 22 July 2019, 2:28PM
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The global box office has a new king in 'Avengers: Endgame'.

The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped 'Avatar' to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks.

'Avatar' has held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion.

The title comes with a few caveats, however, including the fact that Avatar's grosses are not adjusted for inflation.

Also, domestically, 'Avengers: Endgame' is No. 2 to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' by around $80 million.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gave a shout-out to 'Avatar' director James Cameron Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con for holding the record for so long.

Feige also noted the inflation technicality and said Cameron will probably hold the title again someday.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission