The 21 movies that made more money than ‘Avengers: Endgame’ at the US box office — after inflation – Business Insider

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  • “Avengers: Endgame” is the second highest grossing movie in the US, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
  • But after adjusting for inflation, 21 movies are ahead of “Endgame” at the domestic box office, including “The Exorcist” and “Jaws.”
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“Avengers: Endgame” broke plenty of records on its way to being one of the biggest movies of all time. But it will likely fall short of a couple major ones.

“Endgame” passed “Avatar” over the weekend to become the second highest grossing movie in the US of all time, behind only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” “Endgame” has now made $771 million in the US, but is unlikely to surpass “The Force Awakens,” which made $936 million.

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And after adjusting for inflation, “Endgame” isn’t even in the top 20 biggest movies in the US — yet. By the end of its theatrical run, it will probably inch up a few spots on that adjusted list. But for now, 21 movies are ahead of it when adjusting domestic grosses for ticket-price inflation.

“Endgame” is also the second-biggest movie of all time worldwide, behind James Cameron’s “Avatar.” “Endgame” has grossed $2.6 billion globally, while “Avatar” grossed $2.8 billion. It remains to be seen whether “Endgame” can catch up, or if it will top out beforehand.

But after adjusting for inflation, it would be near impossible. It’s tricky to calculate worldwide box-office inflation, but a rough estimate, based on this inflation calculator, puts “Avatar” around $3.3 billion worldwide.

Below are the 21 movies ahead of “Avengers: Endgame” at the US box office after adjusting for inflation, based on figures from Box Office Mojo:

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