AVENGERS: ENDGAME Snaps Away AVATAR To Officially Become The Highest-Grossing Movie Of All-Time Worldwide

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Snaps Away AVATAR To Officially Become The Highest-Grossing Movie Of All-Time Worldwide

While Kevin Feige stopped short of saying ii, it appears his bosses have gone ahead and called the race. So, it's official. Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame is now the highest-grossing movie of all-time!

"Avengers Assemble!"

After Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige alluded to it on the Hall H stage tonight at San Diego Comic-Con, Walt Disney Studios officially announced that, with a global haul of $2.789 billion, Marvel's Avengers: Endgame is now the highest-grossing movie of all-time, breaking the decade-long record held by James Cameron's Avatar ($2.788B). 

While the weekend numbers haven't updated just yet, as of Friday, Endgame was just around $500,000 behind Avatar for the record and was widely expected to bridge that gap at some point today, which it managed to do right smackdab in the center of Marvel Studios' Hall H presentation.

In a statement, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn said, “A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights." With Avatar and its upcoming sequels also now all under the Disney banner, Horn added, "Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.

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As Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the remaining Avengers gear up to use the Nano Gauntlet, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) puts up a shield to protect himself and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) from any unforeseen blowback from the Infinity Stones.
 

Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) hitches a ride on Iron Patriot's (Don Cheadle) back as the duo follow Rescue (Gwyneth Paltrow) into battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his army.
 

Better late than never, right? As the resurrected arrive via portals, Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle) make their entrance with Giant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). There's no dialogue, which makes sense considering Cap's (Chris Evans) next line, but it probably would've been cool to get an "Oh yeah" from Rocket here as a callback to his first appearance.
 

In one of the film's most pivotal moments, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) takes Captain America (Chris Evans) to 1970 to steal an earlier version of the Space Stone and grab some more Pym Particles, which come back into play at the end of the film.
 

These are strange times indeed as we find out what's become of the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in the five-year time jump as he's now combined Banner and the Green Goliath to become the best of both worlds. 
 

After decimating the Avengers Compound, Thanos (Josh Brolin) was at his most confident here as he bided his time while past Nebula (Karen Gillan) fetched the Infinity Stones. 
 

This moment was always inevitable as Thanos (Josh Brolin) unleashed his forces upon the Avengers in the battle to end all battles. 
 

After an absolute rollercoaster of a character arc, the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) was at full strength as he squared off against Thanos (Josh Brolin) with the combined might of Mjolnir and Stormbreaker.
 

The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle), and Giant-Man (Paul Rudd) make their grand entrance on the battlefield and prepare for war. 
 

One of the most stunning shots in the entire film and perhaps, in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe as the three flagship Avengers - Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) - step onto the battlefield to take down Thanos (Josh Brolin) once and for all. 
 

"You could not live with your own failure, and where did that bring you? Back to me." - Josh Brolin has been incredible Thanos and will be sorely missed as the Marvel Cinematic Universe moves onto a new chapter of storytelling. 
 

"Whatever it takes." - After getting an inspirational talk from Captain America (Chris Evans), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the living Avengers gear up for their trip through the Quantum Realm. 
 

"Avengers Assemble!" - Enough said. We've been waiting a decade to hear that line and Chris Evans absolutely delivered. His fellow founding Avengers - Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) - can also be seen in the shot, which makes the moment even more monumental. 
 

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) makes the ultimate sacrifice to finally put an end to Thanos' (Josh Brolin) conquest.
 

Goddamn. (What is Spider-Man swinging from?)
 

A-Force assembled. Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rescue (Gwyneth Paltrow), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) all come together to help Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) deliver the Nano Gauntlet to Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
 

The five years have been especially rough on Ronin (Jeremy Renner), who lost his entire family at the beginning of the film, and then, the film isn't any kinder to him as he also ends up losing his best friend, Nat (Scarlett Johansson). 
 

Rescue (Gwyneth Paltrow), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and Shuri (Letitia Wright) prepare for the fight of their lives.
 

Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) arrives with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), Miek, and all the remaining Asgardians to defend their home. 
 

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) makes a cool entrance in an Audi E-Tron GT to make amends with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and give him back his shield. Plus, he also solves the whole time travel problem. 
 





 
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”


Avengers: Endgame features:
Directors: Anthony & Joe Russo
Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Paul Bettany as Vision
Danai Gurira as Okoye
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/White Wolf
Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
Letitia Wright as Shuri
Terry Notary as Groot/Cull Obsidian
Vin Diesel as Groot (voice)
Sean Gunn as Rocket Raccoon
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon (voice)
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Pom Klementieff as Mantis
Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan/Collector
Michael James Shaw as Corvus Glaive
Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Benedict Wong as Wong
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Winston Duke as M'Baku
Florence Kasumba as Ayo
Sydelle Noel as Xoliswa
Angela Bassett as Ramonda
Callan Mulvey as Jack Rollins
Isabella Amara as Sally Avril
Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross
Peter Dinklage as Eitri
Ross Marquand as Stonekeeper
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Stan Lee as Watcher Informant
Jim Starlin in an undisclosed cameo


Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26
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