Despite the fact that cinemas globally are either closed or at vastly reduced capacities, 'Avatar' has managed to take back the title of the highest-grossing movie ever made from 'Avengers: Endgame'.
The 2009 sci-fi epic was re-released in China this Friday just gone, and in the course of two days managed to close the gap between it and 'Avengers: Endgame', earning just over $12 million to grab the title.
This puts 'Avatar' at $2.802 billion, lording it over 'Avengers: Endgame' and its $2.797 billion. Indeed, all 'Avatar' needed to do was earn $7.7 million in the two days, but it being James Cameron, they only went and overdid it.
The odds on 'Avengers: Endgame' retaking the crown, however, appears to be slim to none. For one, 'Avatar' is probably going to get another re-release when 'Avatar 2' finally arrives in cinemas in 2022. Not only that, Marvel appears to be shifting its weight to Disney+ with the likes of 'WandaVision', 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', not to mention that Marvel movies tend to be fired out at a rate of knots and re-releases aren't necessarily part of it.
Here's Marvel Studios congratulating Big Jim on the win.