Avengers: Endgame crossed Avatar’s 2.78 billion dollars (Rs 19,210 crore) global box office collection this weekend to become the biggest film of all time. Avatar was reigning the box office for the past nine years.
“Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time,” Feige told Hall H at the top of the Marvel panel.
The box office collection of Avengers: Endgame increased with a re-release of the film on June 28 that featured a deleted Hulk sequence, a Stan Lee tribute and a post-credits scene featuring characters from Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The big factor in Avengers 4 passing Avatar at the global box office was its huge grosses in China. Avengers: Infinity War earned $679 million domestic, $359 million in China and $2.048 billion worldwide. Avengers: Endgame earned 26% more ($855 million) in North America and, sans China, around 29% more overseas compared to Infinity War. But it earned an insane $629 million in China alone, which was a 75% jump from Infinity War. Had the film merely jumped the “average” 29% in China as well, we’d be looking at a $463 million Chinese gross and an otherwise sad/shameful $2.638 billion global cume for the MCU epic.
Here is Marvel’s Phase 4 schedule:
May 1, 2020: Black Widow
Fall, 2020: Untitled
Nov. 6, 2020: The Eternals movie
Feb. 12, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spring, 2021: WandaVision Disney Plus series
May 7, 2021: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Spring, 2021: Loki Disney Plus series
Summer, 2021: Untitled
Fall, 2021: The Falcon and Winter Soldier Disney Plus series
Nov. 5, 2021: Thor 4: Love and Thunder
May 1, 2020: Black Widow (Movie) starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Cate Shortland.
– Fall 2020: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+ TV Series) starring Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Daniel Brühl.
– November 6, 2020: The Eternals (Movie) starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao.
– February 12, 2021: ShangChi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Movie) starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.
– Spring 2021: Wandavision (Disney+ TV Series) starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Teyonah Parris.
– Spring 2021: Loki (Disney+ TV Series) starring Tom Hiddleston.
– Summer 2021: What if…? (Disney+ TV Series) with Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher, and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent. Animated Series.
– Fall 2021: Hawkeye (Disney+ TV Series)with Jeremy Renner, and introducing Kate Bishop
– May 2022: Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (Movie) starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
– November 5, 2021: Thor: Love and Thunder (Movie) starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman, who will play Female Thor. Taika Waititi returns as director.
At the very end of the presentation, Feige teased Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, Fantastic Four and “mutants” by saying he has “no time left to talk about those things,” but he didannounce Blade starring Mahershala Ali. Unlike the rest of Phase 4’s line up, no release date was given for the movie.