'Avengers: Endgame' (Photo credit: Marvel Studios/Disney)

(Photo credit: Marvel Studios/Disney)

James Cameron Salutes 'Avengers: Endgame' For Sinking 'Titanic' Record

May 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker James Cameron has no bad blood with the Avengers, even though "Endgame" has eclipsed "Titanic's" worldwide record and bumped the 1997 blockbuster to third place.

This Feb. 5, 2019 file photo shows producer James Cameron arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Alita: Battle Angel."  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
(Photo credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Cameron tweeted a note Wednesday to Marvel president Kevin Feige and its employees congratulating the company for its success. Cameron writes that an iceberg sank the real Titanic, but it took the Avengers to sink his "Titanic." The accompanying image shows the Titanic crashing into a massive Avengers logo.

The studio, he says, has shown that the movie industry is alive and well and bigger than ever.

But "Avengers: Endgame" still has another Cameron film to conquer to get to the top. "Avatar" remains the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.8 billion worldwide, not accounting for inflation. "Avengers: Endgame" has earned $2.3 billion.