As Avengers Endgame Threatens Avatar's Box Office Record, Marvel Fans Troll James Cameron
'Avengers: Endgame' has already replaced James Cameron's other film 'Titanic' as the second highest grossing movie of all time.
Cameron enjoyed being the director of the first and second highest grossing movies worldwide for just over a decade, thanks to Avatar ($2.7 billion) and Titanic ($2.18 billion), but Endgame broke into the second spot in just 9 days with $2.19 billion.
"I'm hoping we'll start getting Avenger fatigue here pretty soon. Not that I don't love the movies. It's just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process," Cameron had said at the time.
Endgame surpassing Titanic at the worldwide box office made Cameron a trending topic over the weekend as Marvel fans used social media to criticize the director and take joy in Cameron's box office dominance being threatened, reported IndiWire.
Cameron's comments upset a lot of Marvel fans at the time and now many of them are celebrating Endgame climbing up the box office charts.
There were others who came to the celebrated filmmaker's defense.
I'm a huge @MarvelStudios and @Avengers fan and didn't see what the big deal was about Avatar in the first place but can we all stop ragging on #JamesCameron? I'm sure if he ends up "only" having the 3rd and 4th most successful movies of all time he'll still sleep okay at night.— Jay Griffiths (@jaysworkshop) May 6, 2019
#Avatar is still the number one grossing film in history. What makes me LOVE that is that it was an original idea - not a sequel not a remake not based on a comic book - purely out of the brain of one man - #JamesCameron. Hope it hangs on to that. https://t.co/AR1TjvuDWU— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) May 6, 2019
Cameron is currently working on his long-in-the-works Avatar sequels, the first of which is scheduled to open December 17, 2021, he announced on Tuesday.
Follow @News18Movies for more
(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
Recommended For You
- In Lok Sabha Election Results 2019, Sunny Leone is the Real Winner
- ICC World Cup 2019 | When David Toppled Goliath at the Grandest Stage
- WWDC 2019: Apple Sends Media Invites, Here’s What to Expect From the Event
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 First Image Shared by India Head Manu Kumar Jain
- I Feel Lost: Jason Momoa Reacts to Daenerys' Death in Game of Thrones Finale
- 01 d
- 12 h
- 38 m
- 09 s