Titanic director James Cameron salutes Avengers Endgame for sinking his film at box office

first_imgIt took the Avengers to sink the Titanic at the box office. Titanic (1997), directed by James Cameron, was the second-highest grossing film of all time, till the Marvel film came and bumped it from its position on the list. Titanic’s lifetime collections are 2.1 billion (rs 14667 crore), and Endgame’s current box office collections worldwide stand at 2.78 billion USD (Rs 19417 crore)A sporting James Cameron tweeted a picture of the Titanic sinking after hitting the Avengers logo. He wrote, “To Kevin (Feige, producer) 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 movie industry is not only alive and well, it’s bigger than ever.”Marvel fans thanked him for his response and showed support for the upcoming Avatar films. One fan wrote, “Non-petty king! Can’t wait for Avatar 2!”pic.twitter.com/zfICH1XDCJJames Cameron (@JimCameron) May 9, 2019Another wrote, “It takes a lot to hand the baton like this. I can respect that. Now, you got another one of these things ready and waiting for A4 to take Avatar down? I hope so.”Currently, Cameron’s Avatar stands at the first position of highest-grossing Hollywood films. It remains to be seen whether Endgame can overtake it.Cameron’s reaction came as a surprise, as he had shown disapproval and disdain for superhero films before. “I’m hoping we’re going to start getting Avenger fatigue. Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on, guys, there are other stories to tell besides, you know, hypogonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process,” he had said after Black Panther had crossed Titanic at the box office.advertisementALSO READ | After Avengers Endgame, what is next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?ALSO READ | Avengers Endgame becomes fastest film to enter Rs 100-crore clubALSO READ | Before watching Avengers Endgame, a recap of Infinity War and links to other Marvel filmsALSO WATCH | Avengers Infinity War director: I have a strong connection with Captain Americalast_img read more