End of game at the box office


Almost a decade passed before it happened, but AVENGERS: ENDGAME did what some thought was impossible when it surpassed 2009 AVATAR as the highest grossing film of all time at the global box office. It was a victory that had many Marvel fans organizing victory parties, but actor Stephen Lang, who played Colonel Quaritch in AVATAR and who will return for the sequel, believes that the long-awaited follow-up of James Cameron will regain his title as box office king world.

Lang's response was brief, but in a recent interview with "The National," the actor was asked if he thought AVATAR 2 would overtake AVENGERS: ENDGAME at the end of his career and Lang simply said "I hope so." It is a fairly confident statement and, judging by the performance of AVATAR when it was launched, it has a reason to believe that it could do so, although the box office climate has changed considerably since the film began airing in 2009.

AVATAR challenged most of the box office expectations when the film premiered at $ 77 million in December 2009. The movie spent several weekends at number one and remained throughout the summer of 2010, although part of that was It was due to a relaunch. By the time everything was said and done, AVATAR raised $ 2.79 billion worldwide and it was a total that it seemed that no other movie could play again.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS seemed to be the one to do it in 2015, when its national total of $ 936.6 million exceeded AVATAR's domestic earnings ($ 760.5 million), becoming the highest grossing film of all time at the box office domestic The world total is what fell short for THE FORCE AWAKENS, which earned just over $ 2 billion worldwide.

Then, The Avengers brought together in recent years a great superhero show, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, which was the culmination of more than a decade of interconnected film narratives. Calling it a true moment in the history of pop culture would be a great understatement and that point was taken home, the movie claimed the first record of the weekend with the staggering sum of $ 357.1 million. From that weekend onwards, it felt as if the fans had set their eyes on the weekly box office and felt determined to give ENDGAME the advantage over AVATAR. The first victory came when ENDGAME led the national take of AVATAR with $ 858.3 million and the winning shot came when Marvel was present in Hall H at the Comic-Con last year when it was announced that the film surpassed AVATAR in the worldwide box office With $ 2.8 billion, and driven by a revival of its own, the film took the record for a hair, but the prize was won anyway.

The sequences may work better than their predecessors, so there is no reason to believe that AVATAR 2 will not yield large numbers, but things have changed a lot since 2009 and that is a great pressure on a movie to expect it to reach $ 2.8 billion worldwide, especially given the long wait between movies. AVATAR 2 will not arrive on the screens until December 17, 2021 and one must ask how interested the viewers will be in the sequel by then.

Do you know who is the real winner here? Disney! They have an interest in AVENGERS and the AVATAR franchise, so I guess you have nothing to lose when you compete with yourself. They will continue milking this for all its value because more AVATAR sequels are dated to December 22, 2023, December 19, 2025Y December 17, 2027.

Do you think AVATAR 2 has a chance to beat AVENGERS: ENDGAME at the box office?

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