The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s massive output of superhero movies that become blockbuster hits is quite commendable, and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. But there’s always that one competitor (we’re talking about James Cameron here) that ends up one-upping the other every once in a while, and the MCU will have to look out for that.
In fact, it already had that competitor in Hollywood even before its conception. James Cameron, the man who cannot fail when it comes to making box office hits, has earned a very notable achievement born from Avatar: The Way of Water‘s commercial success, which even the MCU will need some time to match.
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James Cameron’s Avatar 2 Sets Stellar Record To Push MCU Aside, Fans Rejoice
Looking at the state of Hollywood today, one could safely that the genre of superhero movies has been the defining genre of the decade, mainly due to how marketable and lucrative superheroes characters and their universes are.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has executed and hit all the right spots in this regard- it’s currently one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time and that is no easy feat to come by. Now one would think, how could anyone else possibly dethrone such a well-structured and planned franchise that has a lot more to offer?
The answer would lie in the works of James Cameron, who has been giving competition to the MCU at the box office ever since the release of Titanic. And now just a decade later, with Avatar. Both movies crossed the billion-dollar mark (and more) at the box office.
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Cameron is now very well on his way to having reaped what he sowed after releasing Avatar: The Way of Water. The highly-anticipated sequel is the first film since Avatar to be #1 at the box office for 7 weekends, that’s speaking some game from Cameron.
Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the new development in this tug-of-war battle between Cameron and the MCU-
holy shit this is why Marvel fans are crying? lol
— SAID' 🦇 (@SaidAlMantheri) January 29, 2023
Breaking his own records-
— Reigen Arataka (@reigenaratataka) January 29, 2023
It’s only up from here-
Can't stop winning won't stop winning pic.twitter.com/WoXWi9UkjA
— read Chainsaw Man (@pillay_lance) January 29, 2023
A personal vendetta-
Let us all laugh at marvel fanboys who thought avatar would flop 🤣🤣🤣
— Fhritp (@righteazy) January 29, 2023
The way of the W.
— Wade Westt (@WadeWestt) January 29, 2023
Be better than who you were yesterday –
Before 2009's Avatar, wanna know what movie was at no.1 for 7 weekends in a row?
It was James Cameron's Titanic
— io💚🧡 (@io_9610) January 29, 2023
This is one feat that not even the MCU has been able to achieve despite its knack of making big-budget movies that rake in millions, and sometimes even billions of dollars.
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James Cameron Approves Of 4K Remaster Of Titanic Ahead Of Its Release
If you were James Cameron and happened to take a look at the impressive box-office record that your movies earned, you’d have a lot to be happy about. In fact, you’d be happier if people got to see your work through a much newer… screen, presumably in 4K.
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Cameron realized the importance that a remake of his 1999 masterpiece Titanic to cement his legacy as a director who just cannot miss would be. He recently released a new video promoting the 25th anniversary of the release of Titanic. He has some words of praise for the movie in the promotional video-
The rerelease of the highest-grossing movie of its time would be done in 3D, 4K, and HDR with a higher frame rate for the eyes.
The remastered version of Titanic is set to be released in theaters on February 10, 2023.