The superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame” has become the highest-grossing in history, Disney confirmed Sunday, ending the 10-year reign of James Cameron’s “Avatar.”
The film, which closes a cycle of 22 films of the Marvel universe (MCU), raised 1.5 million dollars in the United States and abroad in its thirteenth week bringing its total to 2,790.2 million dollars.
“Avatar”, released in 2009, raised 2,789.7 million.
According to AFP, the “Avengers: Endgame” record was announced coinciding with the appearance of Marvel president Kevin Feige at the San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s largest festival of the comic book, popular film, and series fans.
“You have to send a greeting to James Cameron, who held the title for a long time,” Feige said. “If inflation is adjusted, it still has that title and will probably do it again as soon as I get another movie. But for now ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is the most excellent movie of all time.”
Disney owns both films since it acquired the 21st Century Fox company.
And it seems that the American company will continue to make cash. His latest film, “The Lion King,” achieved a triumphant premiere at the box office in the United States and Canada with an estimated revenue of $ 185 million this weekend, according to figures from the Exhibitor Relations firm.
“The Lion King,” an adaptation directed by Jon Favreau of the cartoon of 1994, had the best domestic release for films with contents that might not be appropriate for children.
The film was also the best historical premiere for a movie in June, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Worldwide, it has overcome the 500 million dollar barrier.
The film uses very realistic computer-generated images and features the voices of actor Donald Glover as Simba, singer Beyoncé as Nala, and performers Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and James Earl Jones.
In the second place was “Spider-Man: Far from home” with 21 million dollars raised. The last film in the series begins where “Avengers: Endgame” ended.
Third place went to “Toy Story 4,” the last one from Disney / Pixar, which earned $ 14.6 million in its fifth week in theaters.
The “Crawl” movie, a “thriller” in which a father and daughter must escape the threat of a herd of hungry crocodiles, came in fourth place with six million dollars raised.
And the fifth place went to “Yesterday” with 5.1 million dollars. That romantic comedy tells the story of a mediocre musician who, after a global blackout, becomes the only person on the planet to remember the music of the Beatles.
They complete the top 10 of the weekend:
- “Stuber” (USD 4 million)
- “Aladdin” (USD 3.8 million)
- “Annabelle Comes Home” (USD 2.7 million)
- “Midsommar” (USD 1.6 million)
- “The Secret Life of Pets 2” (USD 1.5 million)