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The Avengers: Endgame Re-Release Isn't Expected To Beat Avatar At The Box Office, Here's Why

They still have a long way to go.

When it was announced that Avengers: Endgame would be getting a re-release with some new footage included, most people saw it for what it really was – an attempt to beat Avatar’s huge box office success.

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Endgame may have earned $1.2 billion worldwide in the opening weekend alone, however, it seems unlikely it’ll reach the highs of Avatar’s $2.788 billion total. This is despite the fact the numbers have been steadily climbing in the weeks since its release.

To win at the box office, Endgame would need to make $38 million with its re-release, however, Deadline reports that the movie will struggle to hit this mark because it’s come “far short of Avatar in lucrative countries outside the U.S. and China”.

Endgame made 53% of its global gross in U.S./Canada and China, whereas those two territories only repped 34% of Avatar’s lifetime worldwide market sales.”

So, James Cameron’s film managed to cover more ground offshore, also, the publication reports, “China also has a 30-day play period policy on U.S. pics, and Endgame didn’t receive an extension.”

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Avatar had crazy records in numerous countries, so the amount Endgame would need to out-earn in those countries is enormous.

In countries like France, Japan, Germany, Russia, Spain and Italy the film has already finished its run “with screens promised to the next round of local and Hollywood fare”.

Something else that Avatar had in its favour was that, at the time, people were seriously excited about the idea of 3D movies and how it would change the movie’s experience.

Even if Disney doesn’t win at the box office with Endgame, it’s still a huge achievement to have earned as much money as it has. They also have a lot of highly anticipated films coming out this year including The Lion King, Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that will no doubt add plenty of dollars to their pockets.

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Here's Everything That Was Added To The Avengers Re-Release In Case You Can't Be Bothered To Go Yourself

Spoilers below... obviously.

When news broke about Marvel re-releasing Avengers: Endgame with new footage included, many of us saw it for what it really was – a way to surpass Avatar at the box office.

However, we have very little doubt that diehard Marvel fans would get themselves back to the cinema to watch the bonus scenes, which actually only equates to about six extra minutes of footage.

To be honest, I’m not so sure I can’t put myself through the emotional rollercoaster of watching the movie so soon after my first watch – also, it’s really long! So if you, like me, just want to know what was in the re-release, I’ve got you covered.

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So, the first thing we get is a new tribute to Stan Lee, which is added after the credits according to CNBC. While Lee already appears in the film, the tribute features behind-the-scenes footage of him shooting his cameos.

During the tribute Lee says in a voiceover, “Not only did I not think I would be doing a cameo in such a big movie, I hadn’t dreamt there’d be such a big movie.”

“In those days, I was writing those books, I was hoping they’d sell so I wouldn’t lose my job and that I could keep paying the rent.”

He also added, “I’ve remembered every cameo I’ve done since the first one. I think I’m a very lucky guy.”

Next up, we get an unfinished Hulk scene. Anthony Russo, one of the directors of the movie, introduces the scene and says:

“Thanks for sticking around. As you may have noticed, we packed a lot into this movie. There are a lot of characters, a lot of action, a lot of emotion, and I think a lot of fun. But, believe it or not, we shot some scenes that we needed to cut out. I know, the movie could have been even longer!”

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The scene features the Hulk at a burning building. He jumps down to the street holding a satellite dish which he’s using to carry people out of the fire.

After he’s finished with that we see him getting a phone call and he says, “Steve who?” Which indicates it’s right before the scene where he meets up with Steve Rogers, Natasha Rominoff and Scott Lang at the diner and takes photos with his fans.

The next scene is one from Spider-Man: Far From Home as the re-release is also trying to promote the follow-up movie.

So, what you see is the opening scene to the film which is set in a Mexican town that’s been devastated by a cyclone, except the cyclone apparently had a face.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) arrive on the scene and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio also shows up.

The cyclone monster thing appears and Mysterio tells the other two, “You don’t want any part of this,” and starts fighting with the monster.

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And that’s all of the extra content, I’m not entirely sure it would be enough to get me back to the cinema, but that’s just me.

You Won't Look At The Spider-Man Suit The Same Way After Seeing This Photo Of Tom Holland

This makes me uncomfortable...

Here’s something I literally never thought about – how does Tom Holland enjoy a drink when he’s wearing the Spider-Man costume?

Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts has answered that question with a photo he shared of Tom on set and now I’ll never be able to look at the Spidey suit the same way ever again.

It turns out the easiest way for Tom to drink anything is to take out the eye pieces and go through the eye holes with a giant straw!

It kind of looks like he’s crying coffee…

The photo was shared ahead of the movie’s premiere with Watts asking Tom if he was “excited” for it.

The movie is a follow up from Avengers: Endgame and the story seems to focus a lot on Tony Stark’s sacrifice to destroy Thanos.

It’ll also show the aftermath of the Snap which turned Peter and his friends into to dust in Infinity War.

Zendaya, who plays MJ in the movie, told Fandango it brings the characters closer together:

“[The Snap] kind of puts our characters in a special place, because now we come back and the world’s kind of changed, and we all have to kind of depend on each other a little bit more, because we’re like the oddballs now.

“We kind of have to confide in each other with that experience, and that’s cool.”

Perhaps this is even what draws MJ and Peter closer together romantically?

The friends will have to find their bearings in a world that went on without them in the five years since Thanos’ Snap.

The early reviews for the film reveal it’s a fun and satisfying sequel to Homecoming, but it might be a little long. Some are even calling it the perfect follow up to Endgame, that’s enough to get excited, right?!

The movie also has a 90 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment, while Homecoming sits at 92 per cent.

We can’t wait to check out the movie when it’s released on July 4.

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