Kevin Feige confirmed the news about the movie breaking the record at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
Packed with spectacular fight scenes, special effects, gags and tear-jerking moments, it nearly doubled the previous world record opening weekend take held by its predecessor, "Avengers: Infinity War". That total eclipses Avatar's $2.788, which held the crown for a decade.
Avengers: Endgame had only earned $2.7892 billion by Friday, which was $500,000 behind Avatar's $2.7897 billion. But that gap will be closed on Saturday or Sunday once weekend box office grosses are tallied.More news: National Ice Cream Day deals in Bakersfield and Kern County
The Avengers series capper was able to earn that final push to beat Avatar thanks to a quasi-reissue with added footage that pushed the film back into 2,000 theaters after its initial release was just beginning to fade, Forbes reported.
We're not about to give away spoilers here - although by the looks of it there's no-one left who hasn't seen Endgame anyway.
"Endgame has cemented the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a cornerstone of modern mythos that will be passed down to generations of fans", Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com, told CNN Business. Both of those individual totals are #2 on the all-time lists unadjusted for inflation behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens' ($936,662,225) domestic and Avatar's ($2,029,192,375) foreign records, respectively, but together total the global record.More news: U.S. military complains Venezuelan jet ‘aggressively shadowed’ its spy plane… blames Russian Federation
From there, the film has kept up its momentum and now, three months on from its release, it has overtaken Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time.
Disney co-chairman Alan Horn thanked "fans around the world who lifted ´Avengers: Endgame´ to these historic heights".
Avengers: Endgame has reached a major milestone! Which is perhaps not all that surprising, given that Disney also now controls Fox, home of Cameron and Avatar.More news: Watchmen Comic-Con Trailer Teases Masks Are Dangerous
James Cameron will get his own chance to reclaim his box-office champion title when his Avatar sequels begin coming out in 2021.