'Avengers: Endgame' has turned out to be a game-changer as it gallops its way to the $2 billion mark, raising the million dollar question whether it will surpass the $2.78 billion benchmark set by 'Avatar' a decade ago. Even 'Titanic' made $2.19 billion, but James Cameron's 'Avatar', a tale set in the magical land of Pandora and about blue-skinned Na'vi people, is the big daddy.
Movie tickets cost a lot more now than they did in 2009 -- a full 20 per cent more in the US alone. That means 'Avatar' would have grossed some $150 million more here than its $760 million domestic total in today's dollars, a number that actually puts the global total of 'Avatar' near the $3 billion mark.
.In India, 'Avengers: Endgame' has not just outperformed every Hollywood movie -- including 'The Jungle Book' which had made $38.8 million in its entire theatrical run in the country, but also breaking box office myths for desi filmmakers.