'Avatar' overtakes 'Avengers: Endgame' to reclaim throne of top-grossing film of all time

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The Na’Vi are leading the box office once again like it's 2010.

James Cameron’s “Avatar” has reclaimed the title of the highest-grossing film of all time after surpassing “Avengers: Endgame.”

“Avatar’s” reign comes on the heels of the film’s re-release in China over the weekend.

Upon its re-release, the film made an estimated Rmb22.5M ($3.5 million).

The sci-fi adventure film set in the world of Pandora was previously dethroned by the superhero film in 2019.

The 2009 film’s total gross currently stands at an estimated $2.802 billion with “Avengers” in second place with $2.797 billion.

"We are proud to reach this great milestone, but Jim [Cameron] and I are most thrilled that the film is back in theaters during these unprecedented times, and we want to thank our Chinese fans for their support," “Avatar” producer Jon Landau said in a statement, per Entertainment Weekly.

"We are hard at work on the next Avatar films and look forward to sharing the continuation of this epic story for years to come,” he added.

There didn’t seem to be too many hard feelings between the Disney films.

Marvel Studios congratulated Cameron and Landau on the film’s success, writing: "Congratulations to @JimCameron, @JonLandau, and ALL of Na'vi Nation for reclaiming the box office crown! We love you 3000."

The filmmaker responded to Marvel Studios by resharing the post and adding a heart emoji.

The directors of “Endgame,” Joe and Anthony Russo, also congratulated Cameron on social media, writing: “Passing the gauntlet back to you.”

Prior to “Avatar,” the reigning box office champ was Cameron’s three-time Oscar winning 1997 film “Titanic.”

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