Kevin Feige announces at Comic con that Avengers Endgame will be the number one movie in global box office on Sunday.. This is based upon Disney’s accounting for both movies. Disney owns the Marvel Movies and the Avatar movies. They also get more accurate and timely reporting of foreign box office. Avengers Endgame was only $500,000 behind Avatar on Saturday and Disney knows how much they will make on Sunday.
Many movie box office analysts did not think Endgame would pass Avatar when the re-release first weekend was only $6 million. As Avengers closed in and was $15 million two weeks ago many were still not sure it would happen. Although Nextbigfuture could see then numbers from the full week reports showing that Avengers was catching up $6-8 million each week. The experts were fooled by the reported small weekend numbers from the US and foreign markets. As Avengers got to $7 million away last Sunday there were still analysts saying that Avatar would be passed but later because a North America would only get about $2 million this week and they thought it would drop to $1 million the next week. They were not seeing how strong the overseas was by pulling in $4 to $5 million three weeks in a row. Boxofficemojo.com was only updating overseas for Endgame once a week. Boxofficemojo reports a weekly estimate on Sunday and then a better weekly estimate on Monday.
It required seeing the problems with the Boxofficemojo numbers and remembering the last few weeks and realizing how strong the opening of the re-release was in different countries with many having delayed openings.
Two Years of Phase 4 Movies and Streaming Shows Revealed
Here’s the Marvel movies and Shows:
Black Widow (May 1, 2020)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+, Fall 2020)
Eternals (November 6, 2020)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Feb. 12, 2021)
WandaVision (Disney+, Spring 2021)
Loki (Disney+, Spring 2021)
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021)
What If…? (Disney+, Summer 2021)
Hawkeye (Disney+, Fall 2021)
Thor: Love and Thunder (Nov. 5, 2021)