This weekend could be the moment where James Cameron’s CGI utopia falls to Rogers, Stark, Banner, Thor, Romanoff, and Barton… and everyone else who helped out and stepped out of those portals.
As this week comes to a close and the weekend begins, Avengers: Endgame has raked in a domestic box office total over $741 million and an international total nearing $1.8 billion. This puts Marvel’s epic adventure at just under $20 million domestically and just over $200 million internationally from the total numbers for Avatar (the Avatar worldwide box office is at $2.78 billion while the Avengers: Endgame worldwide total is currently at $2.53 billion).
Given that Endgame made over $60 million domestically just last weekend–and even with John Wick: Chapter 3 making its debut–it is highly likely that the Avengers can bring in over $20 million in the North American market. If things go according to plan by the end of the weekend, Avengers: Endgame will be the highest grossing international film of all time and the second-highest grossing domestic film of all time, behind Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens ($936 million).
Seeing Cameron’s beloved works (Titanic and Avatar) fall to Avengers: Endgame brings a smile to this writer’s face. It isn’t because I have a disdain for his work; Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of my all-time favorite films. No, my joy is fueled by an event that occurred a year ago, just before the release of Avengers: Infinity War.
Cameron decided to make some negative comments regarding the popular franchise, saying he was ready for “Avengers fatigue” and that the films are nothing more than “hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things.” With that in mind, as both a film lover and comic book superhero defender, it brings me joy to see Cameron now playing nice with his new Disney co-workers, congratulating them on their dominant success. I have no hate towards Cameron, but I do have the enjoyment of seeing someone (who is hands down a genius filmmaker) eat his own negative words as the very target of his comments cruises right by his precious achievements.
Side note: I actually do like Avatar… but not as much as I love the Avengers.
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