After Marvel/Disney’s Avengers: Endgame was released in 2019, Avatar and Endgame have been competing for the first spot. Avengers: Endgame’s run for retaining the highest grossed movie on box office has come to an end. After about 18 months, declaring that Avengers: Endgame is the top grossing film, James Cameron’s Avatar has taken its crown back. Endgame had surpassed Avatar’s grossing with a very tight lead but these pictures have changed since Avatar’s re-release. It was re-released in China this week after the ease of restrictions and reopening of theaters. This turned out to be a bonus for Disney’s Avatar as it helped them cross Endgame in the chart and again the #1 movie of all time.
Avatar’s New Record!
Disney’s Avatar movie has a different kind of fan-base altogether and they would surely agree that the movie is an evergreen creation. The movie still hasn’t got “old” and the action simply puts the viewers in an awe. It never fails to bring out something new for the viewer to discover from the movie. Now that they are back being number 1, it’s going to take another re-releasing of Endgame to take the crown back. Until then there isn’t anything that would change the current scenario anytime soon.
The re-issue in China began on Friday and through the first two days of its release its estimate addition to the total haul is RMB 80M, i.e. $12.3M. The movie had crossed Cameron’s own creation, Titanic in 2010 and gained the top position. But in July 2019, Avengers: Endgame crossed its record. The worldwide gross of Avatar is now $2.802B, while Endgame’s was $2.797B.
The Producers Thank Chinese Fans
After making the new mark, the movie’s producer, Jon Landau expressed how proud he was with the new milestone. He thanked their Chinese fans for their love and support. Jon also said that, both Jim and himself are thankful and thrilled to see the movie back in theatres in such unprecedented times. He added, “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.”
As the movie crossed Marvel’s Endgame, Marvel Studios congratulated Cameron for topping the charts. They carried on the long-held Hollywood tradition of patting the back of the new “winner”. They took it to Twitter giving a shoutout to James Cameron and Jon Landau.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 13, 2021
It would be interesting to see if Disney schedules a re-release of Avengers: Endgame. Would it overtake Avatar again? Let us know what you think in the comment section.