Avengers: Endgame Breaks Record After Failing To Win A Single Oscar
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Last year, all anyone could talk about was how amazing Avengers: Endame was. And to be fair, it was, smashing any record that came before it and becoming the most successful film of all time.
And just this past week it broke another record, but not one that the bosses at Marvel would have been hoping for.
That is because it became the first movie to be the highest-grossing of all time to fail to win a single award at the Oscars.
According to film site Fandom, others that had previously held the title, such as Titanic, Avatar, E.T., and Star Wars, had all won at least one gong at the prestigious awards ceremony.
'Endgame' makes history at the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/AFfDhRl5bI
- Fandom (@getFANDOM) February 11, 2020
To be fair to the lads, Endgame was only nominated for one award - Best Visual Effects - and it was beaten by Sam Mendes' war epic 1917.
Last year, the Avengers finales surpassed Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time.
James Cameron's epic sci-fi film has held the record for a decade, having grossed $2,789.7 billion (£2,231.22 billion). However, Endgame was sitting just $500,000 (£399,902) behind on Friday at $2,789.2 billion (£2,230.82 billion), meaning the record will be broken by the end of the weekend (if not already).
Marvel chief, Kevin Feige, announced the news while on stage at Comic-Con, San Diego.
In a statement, Alan Horn, Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer, said the record was a testament to the 'power of movies'.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he said: "A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights.
"Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron's Avatar remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience.
"The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pandora."
And earlier this month, Marvel Studios offered up a taste of what is to come in the very near future by dropping a teaser trailer that features three new shows set to hit Disney+ this year.
As well as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we have now got a flavour of what we can expect from WandaVision and Loki as well.
So I'm pretty sure they won't be too cut up about it.