Highest-grossing film at the global box office
Avengers: Endgame
2,797,800,564 US dollar(s)
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The highest-grossing film at the global box office is Avengers: Endgame (USA, 2019), which has a worldwide lifetime gross of $2,797,800,564 (£2,260,590,000) as of 1 April 2020, according to The Numbers.com.

Avengers: Endgame is the fourth Avengers film and the 22nd release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A re-release in late June, with a few minutes of additional footage, helped Endgame to edge past Avatar.

Avatar (UK/USA, 2009) had held the all-time cinema gross (non-inflation-adjusted) record for 10 years. The James Cameron sci-fi epic now goes into second place, along with Titanic (USA, 1997) – also directed by Cameron – in third place, with $2.789 billion and $2.208 billion, respectively.

To date, only five films have surpassed the $2-billion milestone at the worldwide box office: Avengers: Endgame (USA, 2019), Avengers: Infinity War (USA, 2018), Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (USA, 2015), Avatar (UK/USA, 2009) and Titanic (USA, 1997).

Commenting on the achievement, Alan Horn, Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said: “A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights. Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora.”