An estimated $2,188.7M global haul takes Avengers: Endgame past Titanic to become the No. 2 movie ever worldwide. It now only trails behind Avatar globally and internationally. It also, obviously, makes it the highest grossing movie in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and passing Infinity War in just 11 days. Separating Endgame and Avatar is just $600M globally. The prospect of Avengers: Endgame overthrowing Avatar is looking more and more likely, since its holds internationally are faring better than Avengers: Infinity War.
#AvengersEndgame ruled the #boxoffice for a 2nd wknd soaring to an eye-popping $2.19B passing Titanic as the #2 global blockbuster of all-time. Wknd saw domestic at $145.8M, -59%, for $619.7M cume. Intl was $282.2M & $1.57B total. Top mkts are US/Canada & China's $575.8M.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) May 5, 2019
Additionally, in its second weekend, Endgame earned an estimated $145,804,000 domestically meaning a second weekend drop of -59.20%. A lower drop than one would expect, considering that its opening weekend implied that it was very front loaded. In fact, it’s not far from the average second weekend drops (-55.74%) for movies in this franchise. It could have been much worse like when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 dropped -72.0%. But, this means that it was only close to beating the second weekend record held by The Force Awakens ($149,202,860), but not quite.
So, is there a possibility for Endgame to overtake The Force Awakens domestically? At this point, its unlikely unless it recovers from its second weekend drop like Spider-Man: Homecoming did with good holds. It’ll also be facing competition with Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King of the Monsters which will hinder its progress. At this rate, I’d wager that it’ll end its domestic run at somewhere between $839-860M, which would still be impressive while still beating both Avatar and Black Panther for the No. 2 spot domestically.
Do you think that Avengers: Endgame has any chance at beating The Force Awakens?