“I am inevitable”
The Na’vi takes the victory once again.
In the battle for global box office records, James Cameron’s Avatar has surpassed Avengers: Endgame to get back on the position of the highest-grossing movie of all time, a position that was uprooted by the latter in 2019. Avatar got re-released in China over the weekend and managed to dethrone Endgame with their collection.
Earning big bucks
Avatar, which originally released in 2009, now stands at a gross estimate of $2.802 billion, and Endgame stays at $2.797 billion. No matter which movie makes more money, the real winner is Disney as it holds the rights for both films.
In a statement, Avatar producer Jon Landau said that they’re proud to reach this milestone, but both him and director Cameron are most thrilled about the film being back in theatres during the pandemic, and thanked the Chinese fans for their support. He also added that they’re hard at work in the upcoming Avatar films, and will be looking forward to sharing the continuation of the epic story.
Marvel Studios were also good sports as they congratulated Cameron, Landau, and Avatar for reclaiming the box office crown. “We love you 3000,” they tweeted. Cameron also retweeted the original tweet and added a heart emoji to it.
Cameron’s quality touch
When it came to weekend collections, Endgame had collected $2,797,501,328 globally, and Avatar touched in at $2,789,679,794. When it got re-released, the movie was able to collect Rmb22.5M or $3.5 million on Friday alone, coming in at No. 1 for the day.
Cameron’s movies certainly has had a great impact on the box office, since his 1997 movie Titanic had been at the top until Avatar took it in 2010.
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