Bad news folks – despite a last minute re-release, Avengers: Endgame has not overtaken Avatar at the worldwide box office.

Some incredible fan loyalty this weekend has given Endgame an 11th hour boost at the box office, BUT it hasn’t helped the movie cross the finish line. Avatar is STILL the highest grossing movie of all time.

Endgame‘s current total is $2,761,318,161, which is just under $27 million short of Avatar‘s $2,787,965,087. The film is still playing today, so the shortfall will decrease, but it’s unlikely it will be enough before it officially finishes its theatrical run.

Ah, well.

Well done to everyone who took the time out to watch or re-watch the film this weekend.* You almost made movie history!**

Image: ©Marvel Studios/Disney

*I had two versions of this story ready to post – one where Endgame beat Avatar and one where it didn’t. I really wanted to post the other version.

**I will post a final total once the movie ends its run.

UPDATE:

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame gambit HAS paid off!

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