#Film: #AvengersEndgame Breaks #Titanic Box Office Record

Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Disney-Marvel's “Avengers: Endgame” officially sailed past James Cameron's “Titanic” to become the fifth-highest domestic box office grosser in history.

“Endgame” performed the feat on Thursday, its 14th day of release. With $660.4 million, the superhero saga trails only four titles on the all-time domestic chart: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $936 million, Cameron's “Avatar” at $760 million, “Black Panther” at $700 million and “Avengers: Infinity War” at $679 million. “Titanic” totaled $659 million domestically, winning the box office title for a record 15 consecutive weekends starting in December 1997.

Cameron congratulated “Endgame” on the achievement earlier this week.

“Avengers: Endgame,” which took in $147 million domestically in its sophomore frame, could generate another $60 million to $80 million in North America this weekend while facing competition from the launch of “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has the record for top third weekend, with $90 million domestically, followed by “Avatar” at $68 million and “Black Panther” at $66 million.

“Avengers: Endgame” is already the second-biggest worldwide movie of all time, with $2.33 billion in ticket sales, behind only “Avatar” at $2.79 billion. China is the top international market with $592 million.

Disney … Dave McNary/@Variety

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