James Cameron’s Avatar is expected to take back the title of the highest-grossing film of all-time from Avengers: Endgame thanks to a re-release in China.
18 months ago, Avengers: Endgame took down Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all-time by earning $2,789.2 billion at the worldwide box office. According to Deadline, it appears Avatar is about to take back that title after a re-release in China that started this weekend. Before the re-release, Avengers: Endgame was ahead of the James Cameron film by $7.4 million.
Avatar opened to $3.5M with theaters re-opened post-COVID-19 in China on Friday. It’s now projected that Avatar will overtake Avengers: Endgame and become the highest-grossing movie of all-time once again. This all comes as the Avatar franchise now falls under Disney, with James Cameron planning several sequels, the first of which will be released in 2022.
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Here is the official synopsis for the first Avatar film:
AVATAR takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home. James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of Titanic, first conceived the film 15 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not exist yet. Now, after four years of production, AVATAR, a live action film with a new generation of special effects, delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.
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