People have egos, with some larger than others.
Thought it was a bit nod, nod, wink, wink when James Cameron congratulated the Avengers Endgame team for surpassing Avatar for being #1 worldwide in box office gross revenue, and turns out it was:
“I don’t want to sound snarky after I took the high road (by offering congratulations),” he says. “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.”‘Avatar’ at 10: James Cameron calls ‘Avengers’ win ‘a rounding error’
LOL. A “rounding error” — it seems inevitable in the run-up to Avatar 2 hitting theaters in 2021 that Disney will re-release the original Avatar in theaters, allowing it the opportunity to earn enough new box office revenue to retake the #1 crown.
Despite’s Cameron’s impressive record at the box office when directing films, I’m not so sure about Avatar 2 having the same box office juice as Avatar. Cameron’s producer involvement hasn’t been as positive, as we saw in 2019 with his “return” to the Terminator franchise in Terminator: Dark Fate ⭐️⭐️½
One of the things that made Avatar so impressive is how it used 3D. It single-handedly revitalized 3D movies at the theater. The 3D surcharge ticket pricing helped to increase the box office sales.
The 3D in Avatar blew me away.
We have caught a few 3D versions of movies, including Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and the experience has been overall underwhelming. Most moviegoers figured out that the vast majority of 3D movies were not enhanced enough to justify a few extra dollars in a 3D surcharge.
While there are 10 years differences between the time on the website, but it’s a curious sidenote that Avengers: Endgame has 67,000+ audience reviews at Rotten Tomatoes while Avatar has over 1.38 million. Something tells me in 2029 Avengers: Endgame will not have this many reviews, but we’ll see.
Titanic, another James Cameron directed top film, has over 35 million audience reviews. Not sure if that is RT’s most reviewed film, but it has to be up there.
Bottom line: Cameron is probably closer to right than wrong with his non-snarky comment.
What do you think? Will Avatar 2 become #1 of all time at the box office?