Avengers: Endgame has entered the endgame.
After 27 days on release, Endgame has had its last decent weekend at the box office. From here on out – thanks to stiff competition from Aladdin, Rocketman, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, John Wick 3 and Detective Pikachu – Endgame is now in the latter stage of its theatrical run.
What does this mean?
Put simply, the hype surrounding the film has died down and the majority of people who want to see Endgame at the cinema will have done so by now. The film will continue to make money, but not in the same way it has in previous weeks.
With more competition from new releases, the number of screens devoted to exhibiting Endgame will be less. Less screens equals less people going to see the movie and less money added to the pot.
But with over $2.6 billion in the bank, do the box office results of Endgame really matter anymore? Well, yes, if you’d like to see it become the No.1 film of all time.
Endgame vs Avatar
For those who have been following Endgame’s box office progress – specifically the likelihood of it becoming the all time highest grossing movie – here is how things stand at present:
The highest grossing movie of all time is Avatar which has a box office total of $2,787,965,087.
Endgame‘s current total is: $2,614,805,870 – not too far behind Avatar in the grand scheme of things.
Endgame is inching nearer to matching the worldwide box office total of Avatar (2009), but it’s not quite there yet. For Endgame to take the top spot, it will need another $174 million.
For Endgame to become the highest grossing movie ever, it’s going to have to maintain a steady income over the coming weeks. The figure is possible, but it isn’t going to be easy and it will be a slow battle that could go either way at this point.