This week, Disney re-released the 20th Century Studios film “Avatar” in China, pulling in an estimated RMB 80M ($12.3M) over two days, which have resulted in the film once again taking the crown as the highest-grossing film of all-time at the worldwide box office.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” had previously held the title with a $2.797 Billion global box office, which had knocked “Avatar” off the top spot. “Avatar” now has reclaimed the top spot with a worldwide box office of $2.802 billion.
Marvel Studios took to Twitter to congratulate the “Avatar” team on reclaiming the spot:
Ultimately, Disney wins, since they are both franchises owned by Disney. Disney has 3 more “Avatar” movies set to come out over the next few years and also have a huge beautiful themed area at their Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World.
Of the top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time, Disney is the studio behind 8 of them, which include “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Avengers”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “The Lion King” and “Frozen 2”, all of which are available on Disney+. Disney also has the international distribution rights to “Titanic”, which is also available on Disney+ some countries.
Both Avatar and Avengers: Endgame are available to watch now on Disney+