It goes without saying that James Cameron has seen his fair share of success in Hollywood. After all, the man has directed two of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Avatar , his 2009 sci-fi epic currently sits at the top, having made over $3 billion worldwide. Of course, the film was dethroned in 2019 when Avengers: Endgame took the lead . Cameron’s movie would one-up Marvel Studios’ culmination flick in 2021, thanks to a re-release. And the filmmaker chalks up that box office milestone to the spontaneous decision.  

James Cameron caught up with CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell during the press junket for Character: The Way associated with Water . Near the end from the conversation, talk turned to box office accomplishments . It was then that will Cameron humorously mentioned that when Avatar surpassed Titanic , he didn’t send a note to Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet (who reflected on that landmark along with CB as well). He did, however , reflect upon how he celebrated the particular success of Avengers a few years ago:

When Titanic beat Star Wars, George Lucas put an ad within the trades, and then when Endgame beat Avatar, we put an ad in the deals celebrating [Marvel Studios]. It’s just the fact that films can make that kind of money, that people care enough to go to the film theater. I was so celebratory of what they were able to do, you know? And then we kind of snuck in.

The director did indeed celebrate Endgame ’s success at the time. Wayne Cameron was happy about the accomplishment because it provided “demonstrable proof” that individuals still want to go to movie theaters. But eventually, as Cameron j. said, their film “snuck” its way back to the top – and received an A+ response from directors Joe and Anthony Russo in the process. However, this individual didn’t seem to see that coming, while it has been apparently the result of a surprise decision on China’s part:

Actually, a person know what, we did not even try to defeat [Marvel] again, it just happened spontaneously. The Chinese government said, ‘All right, time for everybody to go back towards the movies. What do we want them to go see? How about Avatar? Boom. Like, ‘All right, everybody, go in order to the movies this week.

This is interesting to hear, especially when one considers comments that the particular Terminator 2 director produced a few years ago. In 2019, he suggested that there was the plan for Character to knock Avengers: Endgame off the mountain. This individual said that he or she thought it was all but certain that will his movie would reclaim its title. Of course , the particular man may have just been joking during the time. And while he plus fans may joke about the shifting box hierarchy, let’s be honest regarding something. The particular entity that’s laughing the most amid the financial shifts is Disney, which houses both of the mega franchises.  

The House of Mouse is hoping that (the highly expensive) Way associated with Water and its upcoming sequels perform well at the particular box workplace amid the COVID era. James Cameron is hopeful, but he’s also gotten real about the possibility of the long-awaited follow-up flopping . It remains to end up being seen whether the movie will reach the particular heights of its 2009 predecessor or Avengers: Endgame , but chances are it’ll at least make a respectable chunk of change.

Avatar: The way in which associated with Water , one of the biggest upcoming film releases , opens in movies building on December 16. You can also stream the first film, alongside the particular Avengers films using the Disney+ subscription .

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