“Avengers: Endgame” has knocked “Avatar” off the top spot to be crowned the world’s highest-grossing film.
The Marvel flick crossed the $2.7902 billion mark Sunday, beating the “Avatar” total of $2.7897 billion global box office sales.
“Avatar” director James Cameron sent the Marvel team a congratulatory note Monday.
The image consisted of an old Na’vi saying: “Oel Ngati Kameie,” which translates to: “I see you.”
The announcement first came as Marvel’s Comic-Con panel got underway on Saturday, with studio head Kevin Feige confirming the big news.
“Thanks to you, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is the biggest film of all-time,” he told the cheering fans in Hall H.
Deadline previously reported that “Avengers” sat at $2.789.2 billion.
The spur in ticket sales for the Marvel film had to do in part with the recently added extra scenes released to theatre.
Robert Downey Jr. tweeted out to his fans asking them to help “make history” by seeing the film again.
Joe and Anthony Russo were asked on Friday about “Endgame” taking over “Avatar”, Anthony answered, “The fact that people have responded to ‘Endgame’ this way and they’ve been following these characters for so long, it’s cathartic for us to see in that the storytelling has played out globally. James Cameron is an idol for us, and he’s fed our passion for filmmaking from the beginning.”
Although the world title could go back to “Avatar” once again as Cameron’s “Avatar 2” is set to be released on Dec. 17, 2021.