Marvel congratulates James Cameron's 'Avatar' for retaking top box office spot from 'Avengers: Endgame'March 14, 2021
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Marvel Studios and two of its directors exhibited some sportsmanship by congratulating James Cameron after his 2009 film “Avatar” retook its place as the highest-grossing film of all time.
“Avatar” was a box office success when it initially came out and held the record as the top film of all time until the “Avengers: Endgame” released in 2019 and overtook the science fiction epic by a narrow margin.
Thanks to a recent re-release in China, though, “Avatar” was able to earn enough extra cash to retake its former record-holding position. As a result, Marvel Studios, which produced “Endgame,” took to Twitter to offer congratulations to its fellow Disney cohort, Cameron.
“Congratulations to @JimCameron, @JonLandau, and ALL of Na'vi Nation for reclaiming the box office crown! We love you 3000. @OfficialAvatar,” the studio tweeted on Saturday.
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Meanwhile, Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors behind “Endgame” shared some hybrid art from both films on their Instagram page and offered their congratulations as well.
“Passing the gauntlet back to you… @jamescameronofficial,” the caption reads.
Cameron responded to the sporting congratulations with a simple blue heart emoji on Twitter.