An Avengers fan holds tickets at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to attend the opening screening of “Avengers: Endgame” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 25, 2019.
Mike Blake | Reuters
Disney‘s “Avengers: Endgame” is now just $15 million shy of the record for highest-grossing film of all time.
At the end of the July 4 holiday weekend and after 73 days in the theaters, “Endgame” has hauled in $2.772 billion globally, just short of the record $2.787 billion that “Avatar ” has earned since its release in 2009.
Last weekend, Marvel Studios began showing a new theatrical release of the film with a special tribute, a deleted scene and a teaser for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” at the end of the credits. The hope was to drive buzz and lure moviegoers back to theaters to see the film again.
While the company was able to garner an estimated $5.5 million in the U.S. and another $2.3 million abroad, it wasn’t enough to surpass “Avatar.” A week later, however, the gap has continued to…