Avatar writer/director James Cameron says he has no doubt the sequels to his record setting film will break the current all-time global box office record set by Avengers: Endgame - but he’s not ready to gloat yet.
"I think it’s a certainty," Cameron told USAToday when asked it Avatar's sequels would eventually outearn Endgame at the box office. "But let’s give Endgame their moment and let’s celebrate that people are going to the movie theater."
"I don’t want to sound snarky after I took the high road (by offering congratulations)," the filmmaker continued. "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."
Avengers: Endgame earned $2,797,800,564 globally, topping Avatar's previous record of $2,029,450,882.
Avatar 2 is due out in theaters December 17, 2021.