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 for days with this 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 $2,797,800,564 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, that’s how much!
Well done, Marvel Studios. well done.
*Source: Box Office Mojo
Charting Avengers: Endgame’s box office success
Here is Endgame’s rise to success…
April 28th 2019
Mere days after opening in cinemas, Avengers: Endgame had soared past $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
The film took an estimated $1,209,000,000 – an incredible achievement for a movie to take within it’s opening weekend.
May 2nd 2019
Avengers: Endgame becomes the sixth highest grossing movie of all time. After being on release for only a week, the film rocketed into sixth place on the list of highest grossing movies. To put things into perspective, on April 28th the film was in 18th place, so it has jumped 12 positions bypassing Beauty and the Beast (2017), Frozen (2013), Furious 7 (2015) and many more.
May 5th 2019
Endgame becomes the second highest grossing movie, having toppled Titanic.
May 7th 2019
After 14 days, Endgame accumulated $2,227,777,849 at the worldwide box office. This placed the movie closer to matching the box office of Avatar (2009).
May 20th 2019
After 27 days on release, Endgame has 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 enters the latter stage of its theatrical run. The hype surrounding the film has died down and the majority of people who want to see Endgame at the cinema have done so. The film continues to make money, but not in the same way it has in previous weeks.
May 30th 2019
Endgame continues to chase the heels of Avatar – but it doesn’t surpass it.
June 18th 2019
As of June 18th, there is now just $45 million between Endgame and Avatar. When it comes to billion dollar franchises, $45 million is very, very close.
July 1st 2019
Avengers: Endgame is given a ‘re-release’ in cinemas, but it does not overtake Avatar at the worldwide box office. Some incredible fan loyalty gives Endgame an 11th hour boost at the box office, but Avatar is still the highest grossing movie of all time.
Endgame‘s total is $2,761,318,161, which is just under $27 million short of Avatar‘s $2,787,965,087.
July 21st 2019
After 87 days on release, Endgame officially becomes the highest grossing movie, having finally overtaken Avatar. The re-release helped push the film a couple of million dollars ahead of Avatar.
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