‘Avengers: Endgame’ has sailed past ‘Titanic‘ and became the second-biggest movie of all time at the international box office. The weekend haul helped the MCU flick to touch $2.188B in just 11 days and to set a new record of the fastest movie to reach $2B milestone. The superhero flick is now ahead of ‘Titanic ($1.528B) while chasing ‘Avatar‘ ($2.028B). James Cameron’s epic took 47 days to reach $2B.
Now ‘Endgame‘ is one of only five movies to touch $2B mark in ticket sales. Other movies in the club include ‘Avatar’ ($2.78B), ‘Titanic’ ($2.187B), ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ ($2.06B), and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ ($2.04B). The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues its global domination in almost all the markets. Estimated figures from Sunday show that the blockbuster added $145.8M from North America market and $282.2M from foreign markets.
Chinese market saw an unprecedented performance of a Hollywood flick with ‘Endgame’ earning $575M. The movie becomes the highest-grossing Hollywood film ever in one of Asia’s biggest film markets. ‘Endgame’ also performs well in the UK ($89.9M) and Korea ($82.1M). In India, ‘Endgame’ has passed another MCU flick ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ to become the biggest non-Indian movie to collect $52M. According to Variety, it is also the highest-grossing Hollywood film in many other countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The only sector ‘Endgame’ beat ‘Avatar’ is in international IMAX earnings, with a gross of $120.8M, reports Deadline.
While ‘Endgame’ is unbeatable in both the domestic and international markets, new releases struggle to get out of the shadow of the juggernaut. Lionsgate’s comedy ‘Long Shot,’ starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, has earned $3.3M in 23 territories. The movie opened up in the global market with a $13.3M that includes a $10M haul from North America.
The modestly budgeted ‘The Intruder,’ with Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy and Meagan Good, touched an overall $11M this weekend. While word of mouth acts as a catalyst for ‘Long Shot,’ mixed reviews slow down ‘The Intruder.’ ‘UglyDolls’ lags behind the race with a total of $8.5M. The animated flick, which features Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, and Janelle Monae in the voice cast, finished fourth this weekend. Another Marvel movie, ‘Captain Marvel,’ catches the last spot in the top 5 with a weekend haul of $4.3M.
Anthony and Joe Russo returned to direct ‘Avengers: Endgame, which picks up the franchise following ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ The movie features the Avengers who struggle to put themselves together after the mighty Thanos wiped out half of life in the universe. ‘Endgame’ is the grand culmination of the current phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie debuted last weekend with a stunning $1.2B worldwide, including $357M in North America.
The superhero blockbuster stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Paul Rudd as Ant-Man.