March 13 (UPI) -- The highest-grossing film of all time is once again Avatar, a 2009 sci-fi adventure directed by James Cameron and produced by Jon Landau.
Avatar's global box office is estimated at $2.8 billion while Marvel's Avengers: Endgame -- helmed by the Russo brothers with a 2019 release -- has racked up $2.797 billion in receipts.
Avatar unseated Endgame because it was re-released in China this week with few new movies available to theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Congratulations to @JimCameron ,@JonLandau, and ALL of Na'vi Nation for reclaiming the box office crown! We love you 3000," Marvel Studios tweeted Saturday.
"Passing the gauntlet back to you... @JimCameron," the Russo brothers wrote in their own post.
Disney owns both Avatar and Endgame.