Avatar‘s nine-year reign has come to an end. Avengers: Endgame has surpassed the James Cameron blockbuster as the highest-grossing film of all time.
As of Saturday, the final Avengers film had raked in $2.7892 billion at the global box office, about $500,000 shy of Avatar’s $2.7897 billion total. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced the big news during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, confirming Endgame would close the $500,000 gap by Sunday.
“Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time,” he said during the Marvel Hall H panel.
Since Endgame’s release back in April, the Marvel-Disney film has broken a number of notable records, including the fastest film to hit $100 million at the box office, the highest-grossing opening day in history, and the first film to earn $1 billion in an opening weekend. But there was one major title the studios were set on taking: The biggest movie of all time.
You may have forgotten since it has been so long, but Avatar has three sequels on the horizon — the first of which is expected to arrive December 2021.