Avengers: Endgame Beats Avatar Record
Avengers: Endgame has just passed Avatar's total box office.
However, there is a catch.
Endgame beat Avatar's box office record - only the box office total of Avatar's original theatrical run.
Avatar was re-released in theaters for an extended run in theaters.
That run generated the additional box office earnings that constituted its final, record-setting total.
The long-short of this whole breakdown is that Avatar's re-release in theaters generated nearly $40 million.