Avenger’s Endgame global box office is
$7.2 $6.8 $6.4 million from passing Avatar. The actual weekend box office results were better than the estimates and Monday had a good hold. Many who track movie box office on Youtube and a Forbes box office journalist had forecasted that Avenger’s Endgame would not pass Avatar because of it making only $5.5 million in North America on the first weekend of the re-release. However, Disney has been launching rolling re-release events in different countries and the foreign box office has been slow to report.
On Monday, July 15, Avengers Endgame added another $332K. This was less than a 20% drop from the prior Monday. This will put Avengers Endgame at $853 million domestically before the weekend. It is trailing Avatar globally by $6.4 million as of Monday and will be $5.4 million behind by Thursday without including the international box office for the week. A decent foreign hold and Endgame will be reported as passing Avatar on Sunday.
Endgame’s total went up about $7 million over the weekend. However, this was likely because the prior week was not reported in a timely way.
The re-release has Endgame tracking ahead of the final weeks of Star Wars the Force Awakens. This means that domestically Endgame will still get about $6-9 million domestically. Endgame is getting foreign box office of a few million each week. However, the complete tally is only being made once every week or two.
Endgame is close enough that the remaining domestic box office alone over the next three it will pass Avatar. However, if the foreign box office is properly reported and totaled, then Endgame should pass within two weeks. I think Endgame will end up passing Avatar by $5-15 million globally. However, once it is past Avatar then Disney would be more willing to promptly pull the movie from theaters. Disney only would want the title of highest-grossing global movie to help with DVD and Blue Ray sales and other marketing. Disney also owns Avatar. Avatar will be re-released ahead of or at near the same time as Avatar 2. Disney is able to have a win-win box office race with itself.
Note: the-numbers.com Avatar global box office undercounts $12 million from Argentina. So the Boxofficemojo Avatar box office of $2.788 billion in correct.
Titanic would be ahead of Avatar with inflation-adjusted numbers.
Sources- Boxofficemojo.com, the-numbers.com
Written By Brian Wang