On Saturday at Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios revealed that their star-studded film had surpassed Avatar, claiming the title of highest-grossing film of all time. The superhero extravaganza has racked up $2.79 billion at the global box office, according to Box Office Mojo. That total eclipses Avatar’s $2.788, which held the crown for a decade.
Avatar's Twitter account released a statement from the film's creator, James Cameron, alongside an image of Iron Man covered in woodsprites, the seeds from the Tree of Souls on the fictional planet of Pandora.
"Oel ngati kameie, I see you Marvel - congratulations to Avengers: Endgame on becoming the new box-office king," the statement reads.
The record-breaking numbers were hardly the only revelation the superhero brand dropped on Saturday at the San Diego convention. Producer Kevin Feige played ringmaster at the Marvel panel, where he revealed a slew of projects in the works, including Doctor Stranger: In the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Blade, Eternals and limited series like WandaVision and Hawkeye. The studio also shared new details on the standalone Black Widow film centering on Scarlett Johansson’s badass character.
"It’s really awesome to be up there," the leading lady told ET following the panel. While discussing the film’s cast, which includes Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh, Johansson said, "It’s pretty explosive. The future is female for Marvel, that’s what it feels like."
Weisz also shared some details with ET regarding her character Melina, stating, "She’s been cycled through the Red Room Widow program five times, so she’s pretty highly-skilled, trained, spy-assassin who’s also pretty interested in science."