In the battle for global box office records, James Cameron’s Avatar surpassed Avengers: Endgame over the weekend to reclaim its place as the highest-grossing film of all time. Avatar, which was re-released in China over the weekend, previously held the record until Endgame dethroned it in 2019.
The 2009 film’s total gross now stands at an estimated $2.802 billion, with the Avengers pic at $2.797 billion. (Both films, incidentally, are owned by Disney.)
“We are proud to reach this great milestone, but Jim Cameron and I are most thrilled that the film is back in theaters during these unprecedented times, and we want to thank our Chinese fans for their support,” Avatar producer Jon Landau said in a statement. “We are hard at work on the next Avatar films and look forward to sharing the continuation of this epic story for years to come.”
Marvel Studios also congratulated Cameron, Landau, and Avatar in a tweet, writing, “Congratulations to @JimCameron, @JonLandau, and ALL of Na’vi Nation for reclaiming the box office crown! We love you 3000.”
Going into the weekend, Endgame had amassed $2,797,501,328 globally, while Avatar came in at $2,789,679,794. On Friday alone, when Avatar was re-released, it grossed an estimated Rmb22.5M (or $3.5 million), placing No. 1 for the day.
The filmmaker responded to the news by sharing the announcement post from Marvel Studios and adding a heart emoji.
This isn’t the first time one of Cameron’s films has held the top spot. The three-time Oscar winner’s 1997 epic Titanic had the crown until Avatar snatched it away in 2010.
Matt Selman has revealed a Simpsons Avengers: Endgame Parody Poster that is promoting the upcoming episode on Sunday March 1.
The episode will feature cameos from Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and Avengers‘ Cobie Smulders. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will also make an appearance. The Russos will be appearing as themselves, while Feige will voice Chinnos, a sort of Thanos with too many chins.
According to the official synopsis, in Bart the Bad Guy, Bart manages — by way of a massive misunderstanding — to see an advance cut of the unreleased sequel of the extremely popular Vindicator superhero movie franchise. And he quickly discovers that he can leverage his recently procured spoiler knowledge as blackmail material. But when the studio execs behind the film learn of Bart’s scheme, they vow to stop at nothing to silence him.
The climatic moment of the cinematic event of 2019 has been immortalized as one of the hottest collectibles on the market. Funko and Diamond Comic Distributors have partnered to capture the most epic moment from Avengers: Endgame with this Previews Exclusive glow-in-the-dark Iron Man Pop figure!
Featuring the signature Funko style fans have come to know and love, this dramatic battle-damaged Tony Stark kneels on a sculpted terrain base moments before the snapped that saved everything. The Previews Exclusive I Am Iron Man Glow-In-The-Dark Pop! Figure features a glow-in-the-dark Arc Reactor and Infinity stones, stands about 4” tall, and comes in a collector-friendly window box, perfect for display!
The Previews Exclusive I Am Iron Man Glow-In-The-Dark Pop! Figure (SRP $14.99) is now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of March 25, 2020. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Mondo is proud to celebrate the release of one of the biggest films of the year, Avengers: Endgame, with a brand new timed edition poster by “Mighty” Matt Taylor.
Eleven years. Twenty-one films. Dozens of iconic characters and unbelievably awesome moments we never thought we’d see on the big screen. Avengers: Endgame is an emphatic and poignant, rollercoaster of a film that incredibly weaves together years of storytelling, characters, and even a bit of time travel thrown in for good measure.
Matt has created a gorgeously detailed and dense celebration of these iconic characters, films, and moments that originally made us fall in love in the first place, and also like with the film, we couldn’t be more excited with the end result and can’t wait for folks to get this up on their walls.
This poster will be available as a Timed Edition starting Tuesday, December 3 at NOON (CT) and running through Sunday, December 8 until 11:59PM (CT). In addition to the timed edition regular version, there will also be a limited edition variant colorway available.
Avengers: Endgame By Matt Taylor 24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster Hand numbered Timed Edition $60
Avengers: Endgame (Variant) By Matt Taylor 24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster Hand numbered Edition of 325 $80
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of Avengers: Endgame on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand beginning August 13.
Fans who bring home Avengers: Endgame will gain hours of additional screen time with their favorite cast members and filmmakers who have shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more.
The must-own, final chapter of the 22-film MCU series, Avengers: Endgame, will be packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home entertainment experience. Viewers can bring home the film two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and gain access to an exclusive extra highlighting the love story of Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Peggy Carter. A physical copy of “Avengers: Endgame” is available as a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD. Fans who wish to revisit all four films in the Avengers franchise may opt for a Digital bundle, which includes Marvel’s The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Starting on Friday, June 28, participating theaters nationwide will hold a Bring Back event for fans to see Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame one more time on the big screen before it finishes its theatrical run.
Fans who buy a movie ticket will receive an exclusive piece of Avengers art (available in select theaters and until supplies run out) and will also be treated to a video introduction by director Anthony Russo and an unfinished deleted scene from the film, and it will be a chance for fans to get a head start on the upcoming Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home” via a special sneak peek!
Tickets to the Bring Back event are available wherever tickets are sold.
Avengers: Endgame is a stunning finale to a great cinematic journey! After Thanos snapped his fingers and half the population disappeared in the universe, the remaining Avengers have been searching for a way to bring everyone back. Their last hope falls on this Nano Gauntlet, an ultimate weapon that is designed to channel the awesome powers of all Infinity Stones at once.
Recreated with exacting attention to detail, Hot Toys proudly presents today the Nano Gauntlet in its real size and proportion as seen in the latest release by Marvel Studios!
The Life-Size Collectible of this Nano Gauntlet is a faithful reproduction of the iconic gauntlet worn by Iron Man in the final act of Avengers: Endgame. Measuring approximately 52cm overall in height, it features accurate paint scheme with Iron Man armor’s classic red and gold, sophisticated hardware design, six LED light-up Infinity Stones with two lighting modes perfect for display, completed with a custom base that keeps the gauntlet in an upright position.
Display this impressive Life-Size collectible with other Avengers members or on its own! It is an instantly recognizable collectible that will be an imposing addition to your favorite Marvel collection!
Hot Toys has not announced a release date or price.
Matt Talbot was commissioned to create this Avengers: Endgame poster for the film crew. The limited edition 9-color 24×36 screenprint was printed by VGKids.
The artist shared, “I’m so honored to have been asked to work on this project. I think Endgame was unbelievably awesome, and it was incredibly fun to try and fit as many characters and scenes in the poster as possible.”
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” made history this weekend with a record-shattering estimated global debut of $1,209.0 million, becoming the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in its opening weekend. It reached the billion-dollar threshold in just five days, more than twice as fast as its predecessor “Avengers: Infinity War,” which held the record at 11 days. The film also set domestic and international records.
“Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Though ‘Endgame’ is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 films constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they’ve envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”
“From the very beginning with ‘Iron Man,’ all we’ve wanted to do was tell stories that brought these characters to life onscreen the way we’ve experienced them as fans of the comics,” said Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “That we’ve had so many other successes in this journey leading to this unbelievable result with ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has been almost entirely due to the fans around the world who have supported us through it all. Our directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, and our writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, really brought this story home, and I am also incredibly thankful for our cast and filmmakers from across the MCU and all who’ve worked so hard to make these films the best they can be, including the amazing teams at Marvel Studios and Disney. And of course, without Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, none of this would have been possible.”
Said directors Anthony and Joe Russo, “We poured our heart and soul into ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world. Our family of cast and crew felt honored to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans – thank you.”
Seven years after releasing the first film to ever break the $200 million mark in its debut with 2012’s “The Avengers,” Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios have posted the first-ever $300 million domestic debut in history with “Avengers: Endgame.” The film kicked off with a record $60 million in Thursday previews contributing to a record first-day gross of $156.7 million. A record estimated Saturday of $109 million and a record estimated Sunday of $84.3 million bring the estimated debut to $350 million across three days from an all-time industry high 4,662 theatres.
The estimated international debut of $859 million, including a record estimated debut of $330.5 million in China, is also the highest of all time and even surpasses the previous global debut record of $640 million set by “Avengers: Infinity War” last year (which did not include a day-and-date debut in China).
Key stats for “Avengers: Endgame”:
– #1 domestic ($350M), international ($859M), and global ($1,209.0M) debuts – #1 domestic Thursday previews ($60M) – #1 domestic single-day gross and #1 domestic Friday gross ($156.7M) – #1 domestic Saturday ($109M) and Sunday ($84.3M) grosses; Saturday is first $100M+ day without previews – #1 China opening day ($107.8M) and opening weekend ($330.5M) and already ranking as the #4 non-local film ever released there – Fastest film to $1B globally (5 days) – 8th Marvel Studios film to cross $1B; 2nd to cross $1B this year (with “Captain Marvel”) – Biggest industry opening weekend across all regions and in 44 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France (admissions, non-local), Italy (non-local), Spain, UK/Ireland – Biggest industry single-day grosses in 29 markets, including Australia, China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, UK/Ireland – Biggest IMAX global debut ($91.5M) – 96% Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score – A+ CinemaScore (U.S.)
Marvel Studios now holds the top two global openings of all time (“Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity War”), as well as six of the top 10 domestic debuts and two of the top three international. “Avengers: Endgame” is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unprecedented collection of interconnected films, all of which have opened #1 domestically. Globally, the films have grossed a collective $19.9 billion to date, with the four Avengers films – “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame” – accounting for nearly $6.2 billion. Four of the MCU films currently rank among the top 10 global releases of all time: “Avengers: Infinity War” (#4, $2.05 billion), “The Avengers” (#6, $1.52 billion), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (#8, $1.4 billion), and “Black Panther” (#9, $1.3 billion). All 22 have been highly rated by critics and audiences, with Fresh RottenTomatoes aggregate scores across the board, including nine over 90%, and 21 out of 22 earning CinemaScores in the A-range.
Watch a new, action-packed look at Marvel Studios’ Avengers Endgame and get your tickets now… only 10 days to go before the opening of one of the most anticipated movies of all time!
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Kevin Feige produces “Avengers: Endgame,” and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers Endgame is in theaters on April 26.