Avatar is about to retake the title of the highest-grossing film of all-time due to its return to Chinese language film theaters this weekend.
For nearly 10 years, James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar was the highest-grossing movie worldwide till Avengers Endgame was launched in 2019. The margin was skinny as Endgame’s gross of $2.7902 billion narrowly overtook Avatar’s $2.7897 billion.
Nevertheless, as reported by Selection, Avatar was re-released in theaters throughout China this weekend the place it grossed $3.5 million on Friday and taking the movie’s whole to $2.7926. Field workplace watchers anticipate Avatar’s whole to return out on prime once more as soon as the weekend totals are tallied.
China’s movie bureau requested well-liked movies, like Avatar, to be re-released as a approach to assist its theater re-openings. Avatar was a success within the nation, grossing $206 million when it was launched there in 2010.
Avatar’s report gross was helped alongside earlier than when the movie was re-released in theaters again in 2010 with an prolonged theatrical minimize. This re-release added $33.2 million to Avatar’s field workplace positive factors.
Finally the massive winner right here is Disney which now owns Avatar after its acquisition of twentieth Century Fox in 2019. No matter whether or not Avatar or Avengers Endgame is the top-grossing film of all-time, each are Disney properties, together with six different of the highest 10 grossing movies of all-time.
In the meantime, James Cameron is engaged on two extra Avatar sequels slated for 2022 and 2024 respectively. And Marvel’s Section 4 has begun due to its TV premieres of WandaVision and the upcoming Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor.