Avengers: Endgame became this Sunday, July 21st the most lucrative movie in history.

It was imminent. Avengers: Endgame has just overtaken Avatar at the global box office. Released 10 years after the James Cameron movie, the last part of the adventures of the Marvel superheroes brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, has won the top of the rankings. 

And the superhero movie was still screened this week in 1,400 American cinemas, despite an exploitation started in April. The film returned to theaters two months after its release, with a slightly modified version, which gave it a little boost. 

The Avatar record was $ 2,789 billion in revenue. At 17h15 French time this Sunday, Avengers: Endgame has grown to 2.790 billion dollars in revenue, according to the ranking of the Box Office Mojo website . The numbers are not adjusted for inflation.

“James Cameron has always been an idol for us, he has nurtured our passion for making movies from the beginning and being as close to one of his great films is really special,” said Anthony Russo at a comic conference. -con, the most important world meeting of pop culture.

“Congratulations to the teams at Marvel and Walt Disney Studios, and thank you to fans around the world who have brought Avengers: Endgame to historic heights,” said Disney Studios Creative Director Alan Horn.

Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, also enjoyed the performance. On Instagram, he thanked the fans who allowed this record.