Avengers: Endgame completely took the world’s undivided attention around its release, but now the film is taking a spot in box-office history.
Following the weekend, Endgame’s $770.8 million pushed the film past the second-grossing film, Avatar, which topped out at $760.5 million domestically. Despite the close placing for second, Star Wars: The Force Awakens seemingly has a stranglehold on first, netting $936.6 million.
While this is no small feat, Avatar still has the edge on a global scale. At the end of its time at the box office, the film grossed $2.78 billion worldwide. Avengers: Endgame is still behind by a small margin, sitting at $2.61 billion.
While Endgame only has a small amount to go in order to pass Avatar, it may not reach the lofty goal. Some stiff competition from Disney is set to release in the coming weeks, including Aladdin and Toy Story 4.
Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in Endgame, auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen.
Olsen shared the story of her apparently “bad audition” with Vulture.
“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that,” she says. “It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”
She says her audition consisted of her performing a monologue from the end of the first season.
“[From] after she just burned,” Olsen explains. “And she’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both. It was terrible. Anytime someone says, ‘Bad audition story.’ That’s one I remember.”
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