James Cameron’s really tall blue Alien movie “Avatar” once again took the box office crown for the highest-grossing movie ever and it has China to thanks. It beat out “Avengers Endgame” after it was re-released in China a couple of weeks ago where it found new legs. In total, the movie brought in more than $2.83 billion globally vs Avengers that brought in $2.79 billion globally. But the more interesting story is that the re-release of the movie in 10 days in China made more than “Mulan” did in China, reports The Wrap.
The re-release of Avatar has made $44 million in China so far. This is more than the $41 million that Mulan brought in China in September of last year.
Audiences in China were not too impressed with Mulan because they felt that it was too Americanized and inaccurate. This led to small numbers at the box office even though they had Chinese stars Liu Yifei and Gong Li in lead roles.
Avatar on the other hand was beloved by audiences in China when it was released in 2009. The movie grossed $202 million in China at the time and the re-release became the first Hollywood film to score the top box office spot this year in the country.