It might have taken a re-release and a final marketing push, but Avengers Endgame can rest now as it has finally toppled Avatar as the biggest movie of all time. Kevin Feige announced at Comic-Con (along with the entire Phase 4 line-up) that Earth's Mightiest Heroes had defeated James Cameron's Avatar. On a side note, that in itself could one day be a movie as Disney now owns Avatar and all the sequels (all 39 of them).
Released back in December 2009, Avatar launched to a domestic opening weekend (unadjusted) of just $77 million but dominated the box office for months to come ending its run on just short of $750 million. Add just over $2 billion from the international box office, and one re-release of an extended cut later, and Avatar closed out on $2,789,700,000. At the time of writing, Avengers Endgame has made a worldwide total of $2,790,216,193. Perhaps Avatar will be re-re-released this December to celebrate its tenth anniversary?
Meanwhile, Spider-Man Far From Home has surpassed the final total of Homecoming as it is mere days away from crossing the $1 billion mark worldwide. That's good news for the Sony/Marvel partnership which has completed its original agreement with Far From Home. Kevin Feige worked out a deal with Sony to allow them to use a new Spider-Man in the MCU and he would co-produce a new Spider-Man movie for them. Tom Holland made his debut in Captain America Civil War back in 2016. We've seen Holland four times since then with Homecoming, Infinity War, Endgame, and Far From Home. The unexpected success of last year's Venom and the Oscar-Winning Into The SpiderVerse has given Sony more confidence in re-building their own universe. There was no announcement during Kevin Feige's presentation about a third Spider-Man, but given the success of Far From Home, I'm sure it's just a matter of working out a new deal.
The timing of the announcement couldn't have been more perfect with Feige's presentation at Comic-Con revealing what the next couple of years in the MCU is going to bring. As it turns out, there are more than a few unexpected announcements and some title confirmations that are loaded with questions.