'Avengers: Endgame' Should Top 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' as Top US Box Office Record Ever

Douglas A. McIntyre

Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” is forecast to bring in $349 million this weekend, which will pass the weekend ticket sales of any domestic film even. That puts it on pace to crush the total ticket theater sales of current record holder “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which were $997 million. “The Force Awakens” was released on June 2, 2016, and was in theaters for 168 days. Presumably, “Endgame” will stay in theaters for a similar length of time.

“Endgame” is unlikely to catch the all-time domestic box office record based on adjustment for inflation. That crown is held by “Gone With the Wind” at $1.82 billion. It was released on December 15, 1939. Before the upward adjustment for inflation, its total ticket sales were $198 million, an extraordinary figure for a movie released 80 years ago.

Check out the 24/7 Wall St. list of the 25 highest grossing films of all time based on domestic box office, adjusted for inflation. To identify the top grossing films of all time, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed gross domestic movie theater ticket sales for U.S. films from movie ticket tracking website Box Office Mojo. Ticket prices are inflation-adjusted to the estimated 2019 average ticket price of $9.03.