Marvel Studios superhero film Avengers: Endgamewill claim the top of the global box office charts by Sunday, distributor Walt Disney Co said.
Endgameticket sales will overtake the $2.789 billion collected worldwide by James Cameron’s 2009 science-fiction epic Avatar, Disney said in a statement released on Saturday as it presented a new slate of films to fans at San Diego Comic-Con.
“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,” Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement.
Endgame, released in theaters in April, is the culmination of a story told in 22 Marvel films that have drawn crowds to cinemas for a decade.
The blockbuster stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and others as a group of superheroes battling the villain Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.
To get to the top spot, “Endgame” passed some of the biggest blockbusters in film history such as “Titanic,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and its predecessor, “Avengers: Infinity War.”