Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is No. 1

Avengers: Endgame is No. 1 at the global box office. As at July 21.

The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.790 billion in worldwide grosses in a mere 87 days (Box Office Mojo). 

Avatar screened over 238 days had clung onto the record for a decade at $2.788 billion. 

Note: Avatar’s grosses are not adjusted for inflation. 

[Fun facts: In case you’re interested to know, the highest grossing movie of all time – if adjusted for inflation – is actually Gone with the Wind. The 1939 movie collected $3.3 billion – but it doesn’t mean much when you put it in the correct context. 

It made $221 million in its first year in limited release and then $285 million over its next 3 years in general release to bring its initial 4-year total to $506 million globally. 

And then, add in the eight re-releases in 1947, 1954, 1961, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1989, and 1998 which earned the movie its additional $2.8 billion. 

So even if Gone with the Wind had made that much of money at the box office, keep in mind it took the movie nearly 60 years to reach its total!] 

Liverpool’s friendly against Sevilla FĂștbol Club was held at the home of the Red Sox, also owned by Liverpool’s owners FSG, which kind of makes Fenway Park our home away from home. 

But the Reds have never won there – and on Sunday, nothing had changed. 

That’s right – Sevilla produced a 2-1 win over Liverpool. Our only solitary goal came when Divock Origi hammered home a close-range finish in the forty-fourth minute. 

Another tepid 90 minutes of football.

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