‘Avengers: Endgame’ re-release gave it a 200% box office bump, but STILL not enough to bump ‘Avatar’

Going into its 10th week in theaters, “Avengers: Endgame” more than doubled its screens in a re-release timed to lead into the July 2 opening of the next Marvel adventure, “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” Did its return to multiplexes give it enough of a monetary kick to kick “Avatar” out of the top spot at the worldwide box office?

Nope. The re-release gave “Endgame” a hearty bump from less than 1,000 screens back to more than 2,000, and fans turned back out to the tune of $6.1 million in domestic box office receipts. That brought it to a total of $841 million in North America and $2.764 billion across the globe, but that’s still $24 million short of the record “Avatar” tally of $2.788 billion.

“Endgame” did jump back into the top 10 for the weekend, though, up to number-seven from last week when it was in 13th position. But the June 28-30 box office was ruled by “Toy Story 4” for the second week. That other Disney blockbuster raked in another $59 million, bringing its 10-day total to $238 million domestic and $501 million worldwide.

The weekend’s two new openings, the lower-budget “Annabelle Comes Home” and “Yesterday,” did well for themselves, taking in $20 million and $17 million respectively. “Annabelle” actually opened on Wednesday, and its five-day total was $31 million, which was on par with Warner Bros. projections for the film. And “Yesterday’s” tally actually exceeded Universal’s expectations. “Annabelle” cost $27 million to produce, while “Yesterday” was made for $26 million, so this is a strong start for both, even though it probably wouldn’t cover catering costs on an “Avengers” set.

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