Avatar Overtake Avengers: Endgame to Become the Highest-Grossing Movie of All Time

Ananya Swaroop
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Its time for some serious business. With everything slowly coming back on track, films have also found their way to the theatres. Avatar, the epic science-fiction film that released back in 2009, has also been re-released in theatres in China and it is doing wonders at the box office. James Cameron’s film was re-released on March 12 and has broken Avengers: Endgame box office record. Avenger: Endgame was the highest-grossing movie of all time and now Avatar will be bearing that title once again. Marvel’s Avengers: EndGame Beats Avatar to Be Highest Grossing Movie of All Time, Russo Brothers Thanks ‘The Greatest Fans in the Universe’.

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Avatar had collected USD 2,789.7 million and had become the highest-grossing film in 2009. The titled them went to Russo Brothers-directed Marvel movie when it gained a USD 7 million edge over it with a collection of USD 2,797.5. Now after 18 months of the release of Endgame, Cameron's film has once again bounced back to reclaim that title. The film has grossed $3.22 Million making its total to a sum of $2.7926 Billion while Avengers: Endgame was leading the game at $2.7902 Billion earlier.

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Avatar had earlier surpassed the former global box office champ, Jim Cameron’s 1997 Titanic collection after being released in 2009. The movie held that title for ten years until Avengers: Endgame was released. The superhero film that united many superheroes like Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, T’Challa/Black Panther and Peter Quill/Star-Lord among others, received fervent critical reviews. The film had also earned a 94 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest for any Avengers film. Avengers: Endgame Worldwide Box Office Collections: Marvel Film Crosses $2.6 Billion, Needs THIS Much More to Beat Avatar.

Meanwhile, Cameron has been busy with the sequels. The cast returned to production last May in New Zealand on part 2 as Covid cases calmed in the country. Disney has scheduled Avatar 2 for Dec. 16, 2022; part 3 for Dec. 20, 2024; part 4 for Dec. 18, 2026; and part five for Dec. 22, 2028. Avatar revolved around the story of humans invading a moon of the gas giant Polyphemus called Pandora. The place is populated by a community of humanoids called Na’Vi, an amicable, blue-hued species. Humans enter their planet to mine the valuable mineral called Unobtanium.