The Russo Brothers Thanked James Cameron After 'Endgame' Beat 'Avatar's Box Office
During Marvel's massive SDCC panel, Kevin Feige announced 'Avengers: Endgame' would take 'Avatar's title as the highest-grossing movie ever released.
James Cameron's 'Avatar' spent almost 10 years at the top of the box office, but after its 13th weekend at the box office, 'Avengers: Endgame' ticked past 'Avatar's record of $2.789 billion, hitting the $2.790 mark.
To celebrate the massive achievement, filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo posted a note to Cameron on social media, thanking the director for his work in inspiring the brothers to pursue their own careers in the industry.
"You’re a monumental reason why we fell in love with film in the first place," the post read. "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."
The brothers also thanked audiences who were integral to the record being smashed. Calling them the "greatest fans in the universe", the pair penned their gratitude.
Cameron -- via the official 'Avatar' Twitter account -- also posted a message congratulating 'Endgame' with this absolutely wild composite of Iron Man covered in Na'vi woodsprites.
Meanwhile, Cameron is probably hoping that one of his many planned 'Avatar' sequels could help him secure his place atop the box office, with 'Avatar 2' currently scheduled to release in December 2021. There are three further sequels also scheduled for release in December 2023, December 2025 and December 2027 respectively.
Featured image: Marvel.