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'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as biggest film ever

Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in a scene from Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame. he global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza the weekend of July 20 has usurped “Avatar” to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. Photo: (Film Frame/Marvel Studios 2019 via AP)
Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in a scene from Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame. he global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza the weekend of July 20 has usurped “Avatar” to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks.

Updated: July 21, 2019 04:35 PM

The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame."

The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks.

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"Avatar" held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion.

The title comes with a few caveats, however, including the fact that "Avatar's" grosses are not adjusted for inflation. Also, domestically, "Avengers: Endgame" is No. 2 to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" by around $80 million.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gave a shout-out to "Avatar" director James Cameron Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con for holding the record for so long. Feige also noted the inflation technicality and said Cameron will probably hold the title again someday.

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