The release of Avengers: Endgame was such a huge deal to Marvel fans in 2019 as it marked the culmination of a decade-long work from Marvel Studios which kicked off with the first Iron Man film. For a time, it held the record for the highest-grossing film of all time, earning a whopping $2.7 billion at the global box office.
While Endgame's monumental reign would ultimately be "snapped" by James Cameron's Avatar, the MCU epic still holds a pretty impressive record no Hollywood film has been able to repeat since — and that is the biggest opening box office earnings of any film in existence with an astonishing $1.2 billion.
Now, the directors of the Infinity Saga's conclusion Joe and Anthony Russo believe that the fourth Avengers film will continue to hold on to the said record.
Speaking with Variety, one-half of the directing duo expressed his confidence in the 2019 blockbuster's opening box office being unbeatable. Joe explains: "It will never happen again. That was an apex of that era of theatrical filmmaking. When we started AGBO, we already felt the winds shifting."
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To be fair, the Russos are raising a pretty valid argument, and generating $1.2 billion during a film's opening weekend is definitely a tough feat that will be hard to replicate or even surpass. Realistically though, if there's one film that can actually do it again, it's probably the next two Avengers films but of course, that remains to be seen.
Avengers: Endgame is streaming on Disney+.