It’s official: Avengers: Endgame is now the highest grossing film of all time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, as of Sunday July 21st, 2019, Avengers: Endgame’s total comes up to $2.790 billion USD, which surpasses Avatar’s $2.7897 billion USD. While initially thought to be $7 million behind the James Cameron blockbuster, Disney found extra money when reconciling the movie’s final global earnings, which is only done at the end of a film’s run.
The Russo brothers have made history, with two of their movies having crossed the 2 billion USD mark at the global box office. When asked how they felt about conquering Avatar at the Comic Con panel, Anthony Russo mentioned that it was “cathartic for [them] to see in that the storytelling has played out globally.” He also talked about how both him and his brother view James Cameron as an idol, and how “he’s fed [their] passion for filmmaking from the beginning.”