James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ has finally snatched back the title of the highest-grossing film of all time from ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Thanks to a re-release of Cameron’s 2009 offering in China on Friday, and etching up $12.3 million in only 2 days, the coveted title was overtaken from Marvel’s action-adventure. To be fair, it only needed a mere $7 million to edge back into the top spot.
To date, ‘Avatar’ has made a staggering $2.802 billion worldwide. The property is now owned by Disney after the acquisition of the entertainment assets from Fox.
To celebrate the news, Avatar producer Jon Landau made a statement: “We are proud to reach this great milestone, but Jim and I are most thrilled that the film is back in theatres during these unprecedented times, and we want to thank our Chinese fans for their support. We are hard at work on the next Avatar films and look forward to sharing the continuation of this epic story for years to come.”
Chinese movie theatres have been open for several months now since pandemic-led shutdowns.
Cameron is currently working on the long-awaited ‘Avatar’ sequels, the first of four is expected to drop in December 2022.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 13, 2021