Avengers: Endgame is getting closer to becoming the most successful movie of all time. After another week of playing in theaters worldwide, the Marvel blockbuster is now only $7 million away from beating James Cameron’s Avatar in the all-time box office rankings.
As reported by Variety, Avengers: Endgame made another $2.8 million at the box office last weekend, bringing its total to $2.78 billion. Avatar’s all-time, history-making gross stands at $2.788 billion, just $7.16 million ahead of Endgame. Avatar was released back in December 2009 and has held the record for almost an entire decade.
Endgame hits theaters back in April, but the movie has enjoyed two box office boosts over the past few weeks. Last month, it was rereleased into theaters with some additional content, including an introduction from co-director Anthony Russo and a deleted scene. In addition, Spider-Man: Far From Home released last week–the movie follows directly on from the events of Endgame, meaning that fans might have gone back to remind themselves of the earlier movie.
Marvel returns to San Diego Comic-Con this week. The studio was absent from the convention in 2018, but will feature prominently this year. The big Marvel event takes place in Hall H on Saturday night. It is described as an “an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe,” will feature Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, plus “surprise panelists.” While details are currently unwrapped, it is thought likely that news of the studio’s future release slate, which potentially includes movies such as Black Widow and The Eternals, will finally be revealed.
For more on Marvel at Comic-Con, check out GameSpot’s guide to all the Marvel panels and events at SDCC so far.