'Avengers: Endgame' falls short of $46 million to beat world's no 1 film 'Avatar'

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 18, 2019, 08.47 AM(IST)

Posters of 'Avengers: Endgame' and 'Avatar' Photograph:( Twitter )

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‘Avatar’, the worlds biggest film sits at $2.78 billion while ‘Endgame’ has crossed $2.74 billion.

Looks like the number 1 spot will remain with James Cameron’s film ‘Avatar’ as Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has now fallen short by $46 million. Read why 'Endgame' might not be able to beat 'Avatar'.

‘Avatar’, the worlds biggest film sits at $2.78 billion while ‘Endgame’ has crossed $2.74 billion. It was stuck at $2.73 billion for a bit, due to its slow pace at the box office. 

Owing to a tough fight with the more recently released films, some from Disney’s kitty itself has slowed Endgame’s run at the cash registers. 

Endgame has made $830.49 million in the US and $2.742 billion worldwide. Avatar’s record stands at $2.788 billion. Endgame, according to Forbes, will not beat ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ US record, $937 million total, in addition to falling short of Avatar’s record, barring ‘a miracle or a re-release’.

Some believe that the film will be able to beat ‘Avatar’ if ‘Endgame’ gets a re-release sometime later. There have been reports that Disney might consider releasing it at the end of the year as part of their big Oscars campaign for the film. Reports suggest that the film could possibly return to theatres in late 2019 or early 2020.

We have seen in the past how re-releases of major hits like ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Titanic’ have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars.

Meanwhile, ‘Avatar 2’ is slated for a December 2021 release. Disney could thus think of re-releasing the first Avatar.