Since its release in 2019 and subsequent success, the fourth Avengers installment, ‘Avengers Endgame’, enjoyed a nice run atop the highest-grossing films list, edging out James Cameron’s 2009 hit, Avatar. However, thanks to a re-release in China and the re-opening of theaters, Avatar has regained that top spot with $2.798 billion earned according to Deadline.
Of course, Marvel could follow suit in the near future as moviegoers flock to theaters after more than a year away in most cases. In fact, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for the studio to release several of the movies from the first few phases as they get ready for movies such as ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Dr. Strange 2’.
In the meantime, Avatar’s lead will continue to grow as anticipation grows for the second installment of the franchise which is set to hit theaters in December of 2022.