“Avengers: Endgame” is challenging “Avatar”‘s box office record as the highest-grossing movie ever with staggering $1.22 billion global opening.
The 22nd instalment in the Disney-Marvel Studio superhero saga has grossed the record-breaking figure in only five days and the numbers are expected to skyrocket over the weekend, the second since its official debut on April 24th.
The movie, which also represents the end of the so-called “Phase 1” of the MCU, has already doubled the earnings of its direct predecessor, “Avengers: Infinity War”, which collected $640.5 million during its opening period last year.
It is apparent, then, that “Avengers: Endgame” has all the potential needed to dethrone James Cameron’s sci-fi epic fantasy “Avatar” as the highest-grossing movie ever, a record undefeated since its release back in 2009 with a total net of $2.8 billion worldwide.
However, movie industry experts remain cautious as Avatar has been able to fend off the competition many times over the past decade, managing to stay at the top of the chart against big blockbusters such as “Jurassic World” (2015), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) and another Marvel success, 2019 Oscar nominee for Best Picture “Black Panther” (2018).