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James Cameron gives shout out to ‘Avengers: Endgame’ after it become all-time highest grosser

Director James Cameron

Director James Cameron   | Photo Credit: LUCY NICHOLSON

Cameron shared a art photo on social media that showed Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man surrounded by Pandoran woodsprite seeds

Filmmaker James Cameron has congratulated Marvel Studios after their superhero tentpole Avengers: Endgame dislodged Avatar to become the highest-grossing film at the worldwide box office.

Disney, which own Marvel Studios, announced on Sunday that the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed superhero epic, has surpassed the USD 2,789,700,000 earning figure of Avatar.

Cameron, 64, shared a art photo that showed Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man surrounded by Pandoran woodsprite seeds.

“Oel Ngati Kameie, I see you Marvel — Congratulations to ‘Avengers: Endgame’ on becoming the new box office king,” the filmmaker wrote in the caption.

 

Endgame has been in theatres for 13 weeks and Disney recently re-released the movie with additional footage.

The Russo brothers paid the compliment back to the veteran, saying that his work, which boasts of global blockbusters such as Alien, the Terminator series and Titanic, inspired them to get into making movies.

“You’re a monumental reason why we fell in love with film in the first place. Thank you for always inspiring us and opening the world’s eyes to what’s possible. We can’t wait to see where you take us next...” they wrote.

In May, Cameron had hailed the success of Endgame after it surpassed the earnings of his 1997 classic Titanic.

“To Kevin and everyone at Marvel. An iceberg sank the real Titanic. It took the Avengers to sink my Titanic. Everyone here at Lightstorm Entertainment salutes your amazing achievement. You’ve shown that the movie industry is not only alive and well, it’s bigger than ever!,” Cameron wrote on Instagram at the time alongside a photo of the Avengers logo rocking Titanic.

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