9:26pm PT by Abid Rahman
James Cameron Congratulates Marvel After 'Avengers: Endgame' Overhauls 'Titanic' Record
A magnanimous James Cameron tweeted his congratulations to Marvel and producer Kevin Feige after Avengers: Endgame overhauled Titanic's box office gross.
Endgame surpassed Titanic (1997), which earned $2.187 billion (unadjusted for inflation). The Marvel tentpole achieved the remarkable feat after collecting another $145.8 million domestically and $282.2 million overseas in its second weekend.
On Wednesday, Cameron tweeted, "To Kevin 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 the movie industry is not only alive and well, it's bigger than ever!"
The top-grossing film of all time is still Cameron's Avatar (2009), with $2.8 billion at the global box office.