Robert Downey Jr is really pushing for 'Avengers: Endgame' to beat 'Avatar’s' box office record

Gregory Wakeman
Contributor
Robert Downey Jr is working hard to get Avengers: Endgame past Avatar

Robert Downey Jr is really working overtime to try and encourage Marvel fans to push Avengers: Endgame past Avatar so that it can become the highest grossing film of all time.

Downey, who has played Iron Man throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has taken to Twitter over the last three days to share several hand-drawn images of the blockbuster, while also telling people to go and check out the film again and again and again.

At $2.753 billion, Avengers: Endgame’s haul is very, very close to beating Avatar’s $2.788 billion, but box office experts are still dubious whether this re-release will actually help it to finally become the highest grossing film of all time.

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Kevin Feige confirmed last week that a re-release of Avengers: Endgame was being rushed into cinemas, while it was later confirmed that its new runtime had been extended from 181 minutes to 188 minutes.

“Not an extended cut,” Feige told Screenrant. “But there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie.

“If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises. Which will be next weekend.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23: Stan Lee attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The most touching addition to Avengers: Endgame is a tribute to Stan Lee, who created several of the characters in the film, but sadly passed at the age of 95 in November.

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In voiceover for the tribute, Lee declares, “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.”

As you can probably tell, Avengers: Endgame is still in cinemas.