‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Avatar’ Re-Releases Planned As China Reopens Cinemas

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.

 

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Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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