Avengers: Endgame has been in theaters for two weeks, and has become a true pop culture sensation. The Russo Brothers crafted a story that was built on the myriad movies before it, and moviegoers flocked to theaters in droves to see how it all goes down. Endgame is also such a complicated tapestry of stories that it totally warrants a rewatch from the hardcore fandom, selling more tickets in the process.
The anticipation and rave reviews for Avengers: Endgame have resulted in some insane box office numbers. And aided by the blockbuster's fantastic performance internationally, the movie has even surpassed James Cameron's Titanic in its earnings. After Endgame passed Titanic's $2.187 billion (which was adjusted for inflation), Cameron went to social media to congratulate the team at Marvel Studios. Check it out below.
How cool is that image? The Marvel Cinematic Universe's box office power has been steadily building for the last decade, and the anticipation and celebration of Avengers: Endgame proved to be enough to sink the titanic. Again.
Aside from the narrative feats and positive reviews, Endgame's legacy in the film world can be seen by its unprecedented box office success. The 22nd installment in the MCU is currently the second highest grossing film in movie history, second only to another James Cameron classic: Avatar. So it probably wasn't too hard for the director give up the #2 spot to Marvel Studios, considering Avengers: Endgame is sandwiched between two of Cameron's blockbusters.
James Cameron has had some insanely successful movies during his long career, and he's not stopping anytime soon. The 64 year-old actor has a slew of Avatar sequels in the works, although it's taken quite a long time to get the ball rolling. In fact, Avatar 2 recently got pushed back yet again, as a result of Disney's acquisition of Fox and its properties. It's currently set to arrive during the 2021 holiday season, a whopping 12 years after the original broke records back in 2009.
The Avatar sequels are coming out eventually, and they have the potential to break box office records as well. Although given the long gap between films, it'll be interesting to see if moviegoers are still invested in the colorful world of pandora. Luckily, an attraction at Disney's theme parks may help satiate the fans, and keep the public curious about the film's eventual sequel.
As for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there's going to be another blockbuster in theaters before we know it. Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the final installment in Phase Three, revealing how Earth has recovered from Thanos' assault and The Decimation. So we should expect plenty more money to come form both the Avatar and Marvel franchises.
Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now, and Avatar 2 is currently set to arrive in theaters on December 17, 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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