The Oscar-winning movie became the highest-grossing of all time during its initial theatrical run, but was overtaken by the Avengers film in 2019.
According to THR, the film earned over $8 million through Saturday afternoon alone. That takes Avatar‘s total box office to a total of $2.8 billion, versus the $2.797 billion Endgame made.
Avatar‘s producer Jon Landau said of the news, “We are proud to reach this great milestone, but Jim and I are most thrilled that the film is back in theaters during these unprecedented times, and we want to thank our Chinese fans for their support. We are hard at work on the next Avatar films and look forward to sharing the continuation of this epic story for years to come.”
James Cameron recently shared a huge update about the sequel to Avatar.