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Avatar was re-released in China, over 11 years after its initial release. It has grossed nearly 50 million USD so far, enough to retake the top position on the global world wide top charts. Incidentally, re-release numbers alone surpassed Disney's Mulan Chinese box office total.

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/chart/top_lifetime_gross/?area=XWW

1 Avatar $2,833,736,063 2009
2 Avengers: Endgame $2,797,501,328 2019
3 Titanic $2,201,647,264 1997

Despite its 11+ year old age, and status as a re-release, it has been managing to top the Chinese Daily Box Office chart.

http://english.entgroup.cn/boxoffice/cn/daily/

Rank Title Gross(M) Cume Gross(M) Per Screen Avg. Per Ticket Avg. Showings Admissions Days
1
$0.98 $252.95 $15.12 $5.33 64826 184000 4098
2
$0.67 $820.22 $12.07 $5.76 55790 117000 41
3
$0.53 $112.51 $15.17 $5.88 35251 91000 41
4
$0.30 $3.24 $11.13 $5.37 26550 55000 6
5
$0.26 $691.62 $11.25 $5.81 22709 44000 41


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Wonder how long until they rerelease Endgame (...again) to beat Avatar (...again), and then rerelease Avatar again to beat Endgame again until eventually one, or both, of them pass the $3b mark, lol.



Bristow9091 said:

Wonder how long until they rerelease Endgame (...again) to beat Avatar (...again), and then rerelease Avatar again to beat Endgame again until eventually one, or both, of them pass the $3b mark, lol.

I'd fully expect that to happen. Both movies are owned by Disney now. 



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I just noticed that when I checked out The Numbers a couple of days ago. Also Hi, Mom still has a chance of becoming the highest grossing foreign film of all time since its theatrical run in China has been extended until mid April and it will get released in other markets soon.



Round 3 goes to Blue Zoe Saldana. Wonder how long Disney will wait before letting Green Zoe Saldana back into the ring.



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trunkswd said:
Bristow9091 said:

Wonder how long until they rerelease Endgame (...again) to beat Avatar (...again), and then rerelease Avatar again to beat Endgame again until eventually one, or both, of them pass the $3b mark, lol.

I'd fully expect that to happen. Both movies are owned by Disney now. 

Yeah, the sad thing is I was only half joking with that post because I'm expecting it too, lol :P



Avatar deserves the number one spot

2009 not a lot of people were born yet endgame was released 10 years later of course a billion children would wanna watch endgame



Endgame is part of a massive franchise, is a direct sequel, and doesn't have the novelty of the original Avatar. I have a hard time believing any Endgame re-releases will drum up much excitement.

I also expect an Avatar re-release in more territories before Avatar 2 comes out (if it ever does). So I think Avatar will stay on top for a while.

Plus Hollywood studios have decided to sacrifice the box office to the altar of streaming subscribers.



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Don't really care much about what movie holds the record for highest grossing, but I love the idea of older movies being rereleased. There are a lot of movies I'd like to see in theatres again.