Marvel’s masterpiece is on the verge of becoming the most successful movie of all time, with just a few million dollars to go before beating the record currently held by James Cameron’s Avatar.
Widely dubbed as Marvel’s greatest work to date, the financial success has been firmly there to back up those claims, becoming a pop culture phenomenon.
So far Endgame has generated around $2.78 billion worldwide, putting it just $7.16 million behind Avatar’s all-time record of $2.788 billion.
Should Marvel manage to steal the top spot, it would be a massive achievement given that Cameron’s sci-fi creation has stood strong for nearly a decade.
If nothing else the news really is testament to the staggering success that Avatar was back when it was released. The fact that it’s taken something as big as this movie to come close to beating it is quite something.
Endgame has enjoyed a recent boost in ticket sales due to the film being re-released in theatres. The release Spider-Man: Far From Home has no doubt had a positive impact too, with fans flocking to refresh their memories before seeing the latest film in the franchise.
The film’s director, Joe Russo, recently revealed the one scene that he couldn’t help tear up at.
And despite waving goodbye to some of the franchise’s biggest characters, it was actually the film’s opening moments that set him off.
Speaking to Empire, Joe admits it was too much for him to handle. “I’ve got four kids, and it’s a very tragic scene to open the movie with. It’s one of the few scenes in the movie that actually makes me tear up when I watch it, because I think about my own family,” he confessed. “And then you think about what would happen to you, as a father. You’d become very self-destructive.”