China has been dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak longer than the rest of the world, and so they are further along in recovering from it. In recent days, Chinese movie theaters have begun to reopen in small numbers, and as we mentioned previously the plan was to lure in audiences with older films and some local favorites. Well, now you can add the two highest-grossing movies of all-time as part of the attraction.
Avengers: Endgame and Avatar are among the global blockbusters that will be re-released in China over the coming weeks as cinemas open their doors. Also included in the list are the entire Avengers series, plus Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Interstellar.
This is interesting because Endgame only tops Avatar by about $7M for the all-time crown, and these numbers will have an impact on the global total. What if Avatar really kills it in China and reclaims the top spot? Of course, that’s secondary to the fact that one part of the world is starting to emerge on the other side of this terrible pandemic, and hopefully the same will happen for the rest of us soon.