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It took the Avengers to sink my Titanic: James Cameron lauds Marvel

Days after Avengers: Endgame overthrew Titanic to emerge as the second highest-grossing film of all time worldwide, director James Cameron has tweeted a congratulatory message for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2019 1:28:39 pm
avengers endgame overthrows titanic records In its second weekend, Avengers: Endgame overthrew James Cameron’s Titanic to become the second highest grossing film of all time worldwide. (Photo: Boss Logic/Twitter)

Director James Cameron on Thursday congratulated Marvel Studios on the stupendous performance of Avengers: Endgame at the global box office.

Endgame is toppling every existing record on its way to the top. And just days ago, it crossed 2.19 billion dollar mark, trumping Cameron’s 1997 mega hit Titanic (2.187 billion dollars) to emerge as the second highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar (2009) still tops the coveted list at 2.788 billion dollars.

Cameron on Thursday took to Twitter to salute Marvel president Kevin Feige and his team.

“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!” James Cameron wrote on Twitter.

Avengers: Endgame’s worldwide collection currently stands at 2.27 billion dollars, and it seems like the film will soon take down Avatar and emerge as the highest-grossing film of all time worldwide.

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Endgame is the sequel to 2018 blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War and is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film picks up after the infamous snap of Thanos that wiped out half the population in the universe, including over a dozen of our superheroes.

avengers endgame titanic records highest grosser Avengers: Endgame has already surpassed Titanic at the world box office.

Avengers: Endgame primarily focuses on Marvel’s original six Avengers – Iron Man, Captain AMerica, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye, who take it upon themselves to undo Thanos’ actions, giving a perfect closure to the story arcs of many of them. The film also puts curtains down on MCU’s Infinity Saga and its phase 3.

Endgame has also crossed Rs 312.95 crore in India alone.

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