It didn't take too long for James Cameron's groundbreaking sci-fi epic, "Avatar" to reclaim the title of the highest grosser movie of all-time after surpassing Disney/Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame". "Avatar re-released in China this weekend and collected around $12.30 million (according to Deadline
) on first two days, and now, it has been confirmed that Cameron directorial has once again topped the world chart of the highest grosser movie ever.
Disney now puts Avatar's worldwide gross at an estimated $2.802B versus Endgame’s $2.797B. Avatar, which now falls under the Disney umbrella after the Fox acquisition, first became the top-selling global release of all time in 2010 when it passed Cameron's own 1997 Titanic. In July 2019, Endgame overtook Avatar — and now the latter is back on top.
Avatar producer Jon Landau said today as quoted in Deadline, "We are proud to reach this great milestone, but Jim and I are most thrilled that the film is back in theaters 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".
Marvel Studios has congratulated James Cameron and the "Avatar" team for achieving the significant milestone, once again. "Congratulations to @JimCameron, @JonLandau, and ALL of Na'vi Nation for reclaiming the box office crown! We love you 3000. @OfficialAvatar", Marvel wrote on Twitter.