Without doubt, the biggest cinematic success story of 2019 was Avengers: Endgame. The movie – the 22nd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – brought to a conclusion more than ten years’ worth of stories, tying up loose threads from:
- Iron Man (2008)
- The Incredible Hulk (2008)
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- Thor (2011)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Iron Man 3 (2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Ant-Man (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- Black Panther (2018)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
- Captain Marvel (2019)
The film starred Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Josh Brolin, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman and… well, many, many more. Honestly, I could continue with the exhaustive cast list, but trust me when I say it was huge!
So with a big legacy and an even bigger cast, Avengers: Endgame was expected to bring in the big bucks – and then some! And thankfully for everyone involved, it did.
But how much money did Avengers: Endgame make?
Well, thanks to all the hard work that went into developing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus a huge reception from the public (people came out in droves to see the movie), Avengers: Endgame took $2,796,274,401 at the worldwide box office*.
This impressive figure ensured the film became the most successful Marvel Studios movie to date. It also pushed Avengers: Endgame into the position of the highest grossing movie of all time, surpassing Avatar (2009) which had previously held the title for ten years.
So, how much did Avengers: Endgame make? A ruddy big chunk of change!
Well done, Marvel Studios. well done.
*Source: Box Office Mojo