Avengers: Endgame is now the second-highest-grossing film of all time with $2.189 billion.
It has surpassed James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), which earned $2.187 billion (unadjusted for inflation). Endgame achieved the remarkable feat after collecting another $145.8 million domestically and $282.2 million overseas in its second weekend.
The top-grossing film of all time is Cameron’s Avatar (2009), with $2.8 billion at the global box office.
Heading into the weekend, the Avengers installment earned the highest-grossing week of all-time, collecting an astounding $562 million at the global box office from Monday to Thursday. Endgame is one of only five films to pass the $2 billion mark, joining fellow Disney titles Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). It reached the threshold in record time, in only its eleventh day of release.
Endgame has hit the $620 million mark in North America, becoming the ninth all-time highest earner. While it had a strong second weekend at the domestic box office, it did not reach the No. 1 spot. With its $145.8 million in stateside sales, Endgame trailed The Force Awakens, which earned $149.2 million stateside in its second week of release.
Overseas, Endgame is now the second-highest-grossing release of all time with $1.57 billion at the international box office, second only to Avatar ($2 billion). Endgame‘s top grossing international markets are China ($575.8 million), the U.K. ($89.9 million), Korea ($82.1 million), Mexico ($61.6 million) and Brazil ($56.3 million).
After a record-breaking opening, Endgame dropped 55 percent from last weekend. This hold is a stronger one than other Marvel titles, including Avengers: Infinity War (61 percent) and Captain America: Civil War (59 percent).
Outside of Endgame, Screen Gems’ new release The Intruder had a big weekend. The genre film came in at No. 2 at the domestic box office with an $11 million haul. African-Americans made up a large chunk of ticket buyers at 34 percent. According to PostTrack, the thriller’s audience skewed female, with a 59 percent vs. 41 percent split, and younger, with 67 percent of audiences being under 35.
Right behind The Intruder was Lionsgate’s romantic comedy Long Shot, which earned $10 million. Despite strong reviews and an 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie earned a lackluster B CinemaScore. The R-rated feature’s audience skewed older and female, with 68 percent of ticket buyers being over 35.
Overseas, the rom-com earned $3.3 million in sales from 22 markets, with the U.K. the top region with $1 million in grosses. Long Shot will continue to rollout in international territories in the coming weeks, including France, Spain and the Netherlands.
Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron star in the movie from director Jonathan Levine, which debuted at SXSW. The film follows a journalist turned speech writer who helps his childhood crush turned politician with her bid for the White House.
Finally, the animated offering STXfilms and Alibaba’s UglyDolls took in a disappointing $8.5 million in its debut weekend at the domestic box office. The audience was skewed female, at 64 percent, with the strongest age group being between 7 to 9 years old, at 25 percent.
Abroad, the movie grossed an estimated $955,000 in its opening weekend from eight international markets. UglyDolls, which has qualified as a Chinese/U.S. co-production, will be released in China later this summer.
The pic, which earned a B+ CinemaScore, is meant to kick off a larger UglyDolls franchise, acting as STX’s first animated effort. With Alibaba, STX controls all media rights to the popular plush toys. STX is also currently in preproduction on a forthcoming Hulu series, which is expected to launch in 2020.
by Mia Galuppo