'Avengers: Endgame' will have to make billions more at the box office to beat the biggest movie of all time, which came out in 1939


In just a few days, “Avengers: Endgame” has become one of the biggest movies of all time.

The latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe grossed $356 million domestically and $1.2 billion worldwide in its opening weekend, exceeding projections and shattering records left and right. It’s the biggest domestic opening weekend and biggest worldwide opening of all time, for starters.

But can “Avengers: Endgame” rocket to the top? After its monumental debut, it’s being projected to be the first movie to crack $3 billion at the worldwide box office. That would finally beat out 2009’s “Avatar,” the current record holder with $2.8 billion.

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But “Avatar” is only the biggest movie ever before inflation. “Endgame” would have a much tougher hill to climb if it wants to beat “Gone with the Wind,” which is the highest-grossing movie ever after adjusting for inflation.

“Gone with the Wind,” originally released in 1939, grossed $189 million domestically (not counting its multiple re-releases) and $402 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Adjusting worldwide box office for inflation can get tricky, but below is a breakdown.

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