Avatar’s spot as the top-grossing movie of all time is still safe, for now.
Last weekend, Disney re-released Avengers: Endgame with 6 minutes of additional footage, all in a bid to pass James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar as the high grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office.
The additional footage included a tribute to Stan Lee, a look at an unfinished scene involving the Hulk, and a teaser to Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Unfortunately, it seems that the re-release was not enough to give Endgame the edge over Avatar.
According to Hollywood Reporter, as of right now, Avengers: Endgame has currently earned US$2.74 billion in the worldwide box office, which is around US$27 million shy of Avatar’s US$2.78 billion.
Despite Disney’s valiant attempt, insiders have estimated that it will be impossible for Endgame to catch up to Avatar anytime soon.
Though on Marvel and Disney’s part, the re-release was not solely just for them to try and catch up to Avatar. As mentioned, it was also to promote their upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Far From Home, starring Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal, will pick up from the events of Endgame, right after Tony Stark’s noble sacrifice. Hence we might see a horde of fans rushing to catch Avengers: Endgame one more time after they’ve watched Far From Home.
If this happens, it will be just like how the release of Endgame resulted in a nice jump in earnings for Captain Marvel which was still in theatres at the time.
Spider-Man: Far From Home releases in theatres on July 2, 2019. If you’re still wondering whether you should watch the movie or not, maybe our movie review can help you decide.
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