Friday, April 12, 2024

Box Office: “Avengers: Endgame” Set to Surpass “Avatar” Tonight as 2nd Biggest Movie of All Time


James Cameron will have to compose another congratulatory message to “Avengers: Endgame” tonight.

The Marvel comics movie is set to surpass Cameron’s “Avatar” and become the second highest grossing movie of all time.

All that will stand in the way of “Endgame” is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” But that’s unlikely, since it’s $160 million away.

“Endgame” is starting to lose a little steam, after all, as everyone’s seen it two or three times.

When “Endgame” passed Cameron’s “Titanic” last week on the all time list, Cameron posted a nice note for the filmmakers. It was rare enough that Cameron had two blockbusters in the top 10. He still does, just not in the same spots.

“Avatar” moves to number 3 with $760 million. “Endgame” should top that tomorrow night by about $10 million.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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