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Avengers: Endgame Passes Titanic to Become the No. 2 Film of All Time

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Marvel StudiosAvengers: Endgame continued to break records this weekend, surpassing the $2 billion mark at the global box office on Saturday in just its 11th day of release, the fastest any film has reached this threshold, breaking Avatar‘s record of 47 days. It is one of only five films ever to reach $2 billion, joining its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War as the second Marvel Studios film on the list. Along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it is the third film released by The Walt Disney Studios to pass $2 billion.

This weekend, Avengers: Endgame added $145.8 million domestically and $282.2 million internationally, for a global weekend of $428 million. That means the movie is now up to $619.7 million in North America and $1.569 billion overseas. The worldwide total has reached $2.189 billion ($2,188.7 million), surpassing Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion) and Titanic ($2.187 billion) to become the No. 2 film of all time behind only Avatar ($2.788 billion).

Domestically, Avengers: Endgame has moved up to the No. 9 all-time spot. Internationally, it is now the No. 2 release of all time, having passed Titanic ($1.528 billion) to now be behind only Avatar ($2.028 billion).

The key international territories through Friday include: China ($575.8M); UK ($89.9M); Korea ($82.1M); Mexico ($61.6M); Brazil ($56.3M); India ($51.8M); Germany ($47.4M); Australia ($46.2M); France ($43.1M); Japan ($34.4M); Russia ($32.6M); Indonesia ($30.9M); Italy ($29.0M); Philippines ($28.7M); Spain ($24.9M); Hong Kong ($23.1M); Taiwan ($22.5M); and Thailand ($22.5M).

The IMAX global total now stands at $170 million, which surpasses Avengers: Infinity War to become the third best IMAX release ever after only 12 days of release. With a total international gross of $120.8 million, Avengers: Endgame has now passed Avatar to become the biggest IMAX international release ever. In North America, Avengers: Endgame is up to $49 million in IMAX theaters.

On Monday, the film will also cross the $1 billion mark in 3D ticket sales worldwide. It is the fastest film to ever hit the $1 billion mark in 3D box office. Endgame is only the third movie in history to reach this milestone along with Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To date, approximately 45% of the film’s $2.189 billion has come from the 3D format, translating to $979 million in 3D ticket sales.

Made for $356 million, the film was produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

Sony Pictures thriller The Intruder opened in second place with an estimated $11 million from 2,222 domestic theaters. Directed by Deon Taylor, the movie stars Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora, and Dennis Quaid. The film was made for just $8 million.

Third place belonged to Long Shot (Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment), which generated $10 million from 3,230 theaters, an average of $3,104 per theater. Starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, the romantic comedy received a B CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Jonathan Levine, the film also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgård.

STXfilms and Alibaba Pictures’ UglyDolls debuted in the fourth spot with $8.5 million from 3,652 theaters, an average of $2,330. Made for $45 million, the animated film features the voices of Kelly ClarksonNick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes, Emma Roberts, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, and Lizzo. It received a B+ CinemaScore.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel rounded out the top five with $4.3 million and has now earned $420.8 million in North America after nine weeks. The film is also up to $699.3 million overseas and has now reached $1.120 billion worldwide. Captain Marvel was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars Brie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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