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POST TIME: 17 March, 2021 05:19:27 PM
Avatar surpasses Avengers: Endgame to reclaim highest-grossing film title
Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Avatar surpasses Avengers: Endgame to reclaim highest-grossing film title

In less than two years after it was dethroned by Avengers: Endgame, Avatar has once again become the highest-grossing film at the worldwide box office following the film's re-release in China this week.

Disney has announced that the James Cameron directorial has bested the studio's Marvel superhero tentpole Endgame, which overtook Avatar in July 2019.

According to Variety, the China reissue, which began on Friday, has added an estimated RMB 80m (USD 12.3m) to the total collections of the 2010 blockbuster through its first two days.

The worldwide gross of Avatar, the sci-fi epic, stands at an estimated USD 2.802b versus Endgame's USD 2.797b.

Avatar, which now falls under the Disney umbrella after the Fox acquisition, first became the top-selling global release of all time in 2010 when it surpassed Cameron's 1997 movie Titanic.

Jon Landau, producer of Avatar, said the team is elated with the achievement and expressed gratitude to Chinese audience for returning to the theatres amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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