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James Cameron Thinks It's a 'Certainty' That 'Avatar' Will Beat 'Avengers' Box Office Record

James Cameron Thinks It's a 'Certainty' That 'Avatar' Will Beat 'Avengers' Box Office Record

James Cameron has faith in the Avatar franchise.

The 65-year-old filmmaker reflected on the film’s success a decade later, as well as Marvel‘s Avengers: Endgame just beating its box office record at $2.79 billion in 2019.

He believes that the film will restore its place at the top as part of a re-release, as well as the movie’s sequel, planned for December 17, 2021.

“I think it’s a certainty. But let’s give Endgame their moment and let’s celebrate that people are going to the movie theater,” he said to USA Today.

“I don’t want to sound snarky after I took the high road (by offering congratulations), but they beat us by one quarter of a percent. I did the math in my head while driving in this morning. I think accountants call that a rounding error.”

He went on to praise Marvel’s ability to get people to theaters.

“I saw it as a really good sign. I was really concerned with all the new streaming services and the different ways people can consume movies right now that the theatergoing experience might have been eroded to the point that a new Avatar film – even if it were better than the first one, and better received – could never achieve the same box-office levels. Now at least we know such a thing is still possible at the movie theater,” he said of the Avengers success.

READ MORE: James Cameron Reacts to ‘Avengers’ Taking His Box Office Crown

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