James Cameron’s “Avatar” will be re-released in China this weekend. If all goes as planned, the film can dethrone “Avengers: Endgame” and reclaim its spot at the No. 1 global box office.
It feels like ages since James Cameron’s “Avatar” hit theaters in 2009. The whole world stopped what they were doing and went and saw the sci-fi epic. This was before Twitter became the main way to spread information, so people actually saw “Avatar” purely off word of mouth. Before long, Cameron topped his own “Titanic,” and “Avatar” becoming the highest grossing film of all time. After bringing in $2.789 billion, it seemed like “Avatar” would never be dethroned.
Then came along the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After half the world was snapped away by Thanos, the OG Avengers must reunite to save their friends in “Avengers: Endgame.”
“Avengers: Endgame” beautifully culminated an epic saga of 22 films into a fun movie with a satisfying ending. It also took away “Avatar” number one spot. By grossing $2.797 billion at the global box office, we had a new champion.
Now, “Avatar” plans to take back their crown. The film only needs to bring in $7.8 million from their China re-release to be back on top. If “Avatar” is able to top “Endgame,” Twitter will no doubt explode this weekend with a plethora of fans’ thoughts and opinions. Surely, Marvel fans will petition for “Endgame” to also get a re-release. An idea Disney will love, given that the media conglomerate owns both franchises.