Endgame as the highest grossing movie

Avatar re-opens in China and surpasses Avengers: Endgame as the highest grossing film of all time

Avatar, the epic sci-fi movie directed by James Cameron, opens again in China this weekend, where it rakes in more than $ 8 million on Saturday afternoon alone. James Cameron’s epic box office hit of 2009, Avatar, has surpassed the success of Marvel superheroes in 2019 with Avengers: Endgame to once again be the highest grossing film of all time at the global box office, without adjusting for inflation.

Avatar’s surprise victory is the result of the film’s reissue in China this weekend, where it has grossed more than $ 8 million as of Saturday afternoon alone, according to Disney. That puts Avatar’s total box office at $ 2.8 billion, down from $ 2.797 billion. Avengers: Endgame, which was launched in 2019.

Commenting on the achievement, Avatar producer Jon Landau said: “We are proud to reach this great milestone, but Jim and I are very excited that the film is back in theaters during these unprecedented times, and we want to thank our Chinese fans for their support. We are working hard on the upcoming Avatar movies and look forward to sharing the continuation of this epic story for years to come. “.

The good news for Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, is that it now also owns the movie rights to Avatar as a result of the merger with 20th Century Fox.

The film had requested its re-release

Cameron’s film was among a short list of historically popular blockbuster titles that the China Film Bureau requested its re-release in March, as theaters in China were attempting a staged reopening as the country began to control local spread. of the new coronavirus.

Currently the sequel is in the process of production, and in it we will again see well-known faces such as Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang or Giovanni Ribisi, and such interesting additions as Kate Winslet, David Thewlis and Oona Chaplin. Following Avatar 2, three more sequels will hit theaters with planned release dates of 2024, 2026, and 2028.

Now you can enjoy Avatar on Disney + thanks to the Star catalog and you can do it at this link.