The hottest film of spring 2019, Avengers: Endgame, officially overtook the James Cameron epic Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Endgame, the 20th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has dethroned the 2009 sci-fi/fantasy blockbuster by the slimmest of margins.
According to Box Office Mojo, as of July 30, Endgame has grossed more than US$2.794 billion worldwide – just outpacing Avatar, which amassed a staggering US$2.789 billion in second place.
(No spoilers, we promise!)
Based on the iconic Avengers comics by the late Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Endgame follows the surviving members of the superhero squad and their allies, who desperately attempt to reverse the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War.
See the official trailer, courtesy of Marvel Entertainment, below:
Critics from Deadline.com wrote in late April, “[Avengers: Endgame] had a worldwide opening of $1.2 billion, the biggest of all time and nearly double Infinity War‘s previous record of $640.5 million.”
“It was also the fastest film ever to eclipse the $1 billion and $1.5 billion mark, doing so in just five days and eight days respectively (less than half what it took Infinity War),” Deadline Hollywood writer, Nancy Tartaglione added.
The film has been hailed as a bittersweet finale to Marvel’s ‘third phase’ of the MCU, with Endgame scoring a 94 percent, ‘certified fresh’ score on American review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
“Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.”– Critics Consensus, RottenTomatoes.com
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