"Avengers: Endgame" continues to dominate cinema charts

Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Avengers 4: Endgame"

The new Marvel movie catapults "Titanic" to third place in the world ranking of the most successful films.

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new YorkThe super heroes of "Avengers: Endgame" continue to dominate North America's cinema charts. In its third week, the film at the box office in the US and Canada around 63 million US dollars (about 56 million euros) and thus held the top spot, as the "Hollywood Reporter" on Sunday (local time) reported. There are now about 2.5 billion dollars worldwide.

This puts "Avengers: Endgame" in second place among the highest-grossing films yet, behind James Cameron's "Avatar – Pandora Release" in 2009, which tops the list at $ 2.79 billion. The blockbuster "Titanic" from 1997 has already left "Avengers: Endgame" behind.

The epic is about the Avengers (Iron Man), Hulk, Black Widow and Captain America in their fight against the villain Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), who starred in the previous film "Avengers: Infinity Was "just with a finger prank half of the universe destroyed. The fact that a part of the superhero team of the Avengers had to believe in it, fueled the tension for fans even further. If there is still a way out of the misery, the film will answer with a star cast of Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, directed by the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo in three hours.

"The Avengers" began in 1963 as a comic series by the Marvel-Verlag and fans are considered since then as an institution. For the US film industry are the blockbusters with Marvel heroes – including X-Men, Spiderman or Blade – a gold mine and guaranteed crowd pullers.

On the second place in North America's cinema charts, another fantasy adventure film shot up at the weekend: "Pokémon: master detective Pikachu" grossed $ 58 million. Behind it came with the comedy "Glam Girls – ravishing spoiled", which grossed about 13.5 million dollars, another newcomer. Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play the lead roles. All three best-placed films in North America are already on show in German cinemas.

The thriller "The Intruder" with Dennis Quaid as a villain played $ 6.6 million and landed in fourth place. "Long Shot" with Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen came in at about $ 6.1 million and finished fifth.

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