It’s officially in the record book now: Avengers: Endgame has finally surpassed James Cameron’s titanic (pun intended) flick, Avatar, to become the highest-grossing movie ever made, worldwide.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced the news yesterday at Comic Con. Technically, Endgame was still behind by about $500,000 when Feige made the statement, a gap that the movie was expected to easily close within a day – which it did. According to the latest statistics, the Marvel film has now earned over $2.9 billion in global revenue, surpassing the $2.79 billion of Avatar.

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Kevin Feige, Marvel Studio's President

This achievement was made possible thanks in part to the rerelease that Endgame got last month. The June 28 reissue added some minor tweaks as well as a deleted, still unfinished scene about the Hulk. Granted, it wasn’t much, but it was enough to get many fans to double-dip the feature.

That said, Feige also gave a shout out to James Cameron for his great work, saying that if inflation were to be taken into account, then his movie would still hold the title of the biggest movie ever made. Avatar is almost a decade old, and the world has seen plenty of major changes since it was first released. As a result, $2.79 billion was probably worth a lot more then than it is now. Still, a record is a record, and Marvel worked hard for this one.

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Endgame has officially dethroned Avatar

Avengers: Endgame was the movie that managed to reach $1 billion worldwide in the shortest amount of time, and it blew past Titanic to trail Avatar just one week after hitting theaters. When it comes to the domestic box office, though, Endgame is still in second place, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($854.1 million to $936.6 million). Then again, Disney owns both franchises. Back in May, the studio announced that it had plans to make a dozen more movies that span across all three: Marvel, Star Wars, and Avatar in the next few years.

The digital version of Avengers: Endgame is set to be released later this month on July 30. Meanwhile, Blu-ray will be coming a couple of weeks later, on August 13.