It has merely been 12 days that the Avengers: Endgame released in the theatres worldwide. Surprisingly, it has successfully surpassed the 21-year global box office records held by Titanic of no less than $2.128 billion. Therefore, it has become the second-highest grossing film in the world right now.
Endgame’s record haul had grossed domestically about $619.7 million, whereas Titanic eclipsed in its initial theatrical run about $600.8 million in December 1997. On top of that, the historical-romantic movie grossed another $58.6 million in its re-release during 2012 and 2017.
What’s more remarkable is the fact that Marvel’s 22nd film had a steadily become one of the highest grossing movies in China, with an extremely impressive $545.8 million when it first opened there on 24th April.
It’s safe to say that Endgame demolished every possible box office record when it comes to debuting in the theatres. With an opening of $1.22 billion worldwide and $357 million domestically, the movie has blistered its pace in Canada and the US. Moreover, earning an estimated $145.8 million over its second weekend was not enough to qualify the $149.2 million record that had been set by the Star Wars: The Force Awakens during the Christmas holiday of 2015.
Since there has been ticket price inflation and an unreliable record-keeping of the tickets sold, it was virtually not possible to adjust the box office inflation worldwide.
Now, let’s not forget to talk about Avatar – the all-time global box office record of what is about $2.788 billion. Did Endgame beat it?
After making its debut in the theatres in December 2009, Avatar sat at and near the top of the domestic box office in January and February 2010 with no competition, while ranking a fortune in the 3D ticket surcharges, particularly in the international market.
On the other hand, Endgame will be facing numerous major potential blockbusters in the next two months with Pokémon Detective, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Aladdin, Dark Pheonix and the Secret Life of Pets 2. Endgame has still earned about 79% of Avatar’s global record so far – again, in just a time span of 12 days! Finally, the Time Stone will tell.