The team of superheroes known as the Avengers has officially achieved another mission. The latest film “Avengers: Endgame” is now the second-biggest movie of all time in terms of revenue, crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide in record time. It’s also moved ahead of an all-time classic that held the spot.
As reported by Variety, the Disney/Marvel action film has now grossed $2.188 billion globally, moving it past “Titanic” on the all-time charts. It took “Avengers: Endgame” just 11 days to reach the $2 billion mark, a feat that another James Cameron film, “Avatar,” accomplished in 47 days.
It’s currently the ninth-biggest domestic box office film with $620 million. However, the bulk of the “Endgame” box office revenue is from the $1.5 billion it has earned overseas. $575 million of the total is from China.
The movie first opened with $1.2 billion globally and $357 million earned in North America for its opening weekend. It has joined previous $2 billion-or-more earners on the all-time list including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and previous Avengers film, “Infinity War,” as well as the aforementioned Cameron films.
“Avengers: Endgame” is the sequel to “Infinity War” and continues the superhero team’s fight against galactic menace Thanos. The surviving Avengers from a previous encounter are looking to restore peace to the galaxy and try to avenge their fallen teammates. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Chris Evans, and Brie Larson, among others.
The movie clocks in at over three hours, but it hasn’t deterred audiences or critics. In fact, the film continues to hold an astounding 95 percent overall rating at Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer.” That scale measures all of the critics’ reviews whether positive or negative and gives a percentage score out of 100. The 95 percent is better than any previous Avengers film in the series.
Marvel fans will now wait for the next big superhero flick to hit the box office. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” arrives into theaters in July, and although it may do very well, it’s unlikely to come close to the numbers Marvel’s larger team of heroes has achieved.