James Cameron Believes ‘Avatar‘ Will Beat ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ Record With Theatrical Re-Release. Avatar is set to be re-released in theaters before the premiere of ‘Avatar 2’ in 2021. Recently, Avatar‘s record as highest grossing film of all time was broken with the release of Marvel Studios, Avengers: Endgame. Endgame currently sits at $2,798 billion in earnings, with Avatar’s long standing record standing at $2,744 billion.
Avatar Director and creator, James Cameron, believes with the scheduled theatrical re-release Avatar will win back its record.
“I think it’s a certainty,” proclaims Cameron on the idea that “Avatar” will eventually pass “Avengers” in theaters. “But let’s give ‘Endgame’ their moment and let’s celebrate that people are going to the movie theater.”
James Cameron has expressed he “really enjoyed” seeing Avengers: Endgame and is very happy to see audiences thrilled to fill the theaters, but feels Marvel’s victory will be short lived thanks to the release of the 4 Avatar sequels that are well into production.
“I don’t want to sound snarky after I took the high road (by offering congratulations),” he says. “But they beat us by one quarter of a percent [at the time]. I did the math in my head while driving in this morning. I think accountants call that a rounding error.”
James is referring to his post of Iron Man being covered with the “Atokirina”, or woodsprites, from Pandora. Cameron wrote: “Oel Ngati Kameie, I see you Marvel – Congratulations to Avengers Endgame on becoming the new box-office king.”
Only time will tell if Avatar will win back its crown as the highest grossing film of all time. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Disney!
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