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The Russo Brothers congratulate "Avatar" for surpassing "Avengers: Endgame"

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The Russo Brothers are super cool to tweet this to concede defeat to James Cameron
The Russo Brothers are super cool to tweet this to concede defeat to James Cameron

15 Mar – Joe and Anthony Russo had to admit that James Cameron is king when it comes to the box office numbers, after the filmmaker's 2009 sci-fi film, "Avatar" surpassed their 2019 movie, "Avengers: Endgame" to be the current all-time highest grossing film worldwide.

On 14 March, the Russo Brothers posted a piece of art to celebrate Cameron's success, which showed the word Avengers: Endgame transforming into the word Avatar, and tweeted, "Passing the gauntlet back to you [James Cameron]."

Marvel Studios also extended their congratulations to the filmmaker, posting, "Congratulations to [James Cameron], [Jon Landau], and ALL of Na'vi Nation for reclaiming the box office crown! We love you 3000."

It is noted that "Avengers: Endgame" previously bested the record held by "Avatar" for ten years with USD 2.797 billion. However, with Cameron's movie re-releasing in China this weekend, it had since earned an all-time total of USD 2.8 billion.

Nonetheless, many believed that the title will be passed back and forth between the two movies with every re-release.


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Cinema Online, 15 March 2021

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