Avengers Topples Avatar As All-Time Box Office Champ

Deadline Hollywood reports:

Marvel boss Kevin Feige made it official Saturday at the studio’s Comic-Con panel, announcing Avengers: Endgame is clicking past Avatar‘s $2.7897 billion global box office this weekend to become the biggest film of all time. It took nine years for the record to fall, but it finally happened.

As fate would have it, Avatar is now part of the Mouse House empire following Disney’s acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox in late March. Avengers: Endgame has shattered numerous records since debuting in cinemas in late April.

Among other achievements, the superhero extravaganza scored the biggest global opening of all time with $1.22 billion, including an all-time high of $357.1 million domestically and $866.5 million overseas. The film is the fourth outing in the blockbuster Avengers series and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.