Avengers: Endgame smashed long-held box office records after nabbing another $145.8 million domestically and $282.2 million overseas in its second weekend since its official release on April 26.
The Marvel film's impressive box office haul surpassed that of James Cameron's Titanic, which grossed $2.187 billion, without adjusting for inflation, in 1997.
So far, Endgame is clocking in at $2.27 billion.
Cameron admitted defeat and congratulated the Avengers for sinking "his" Titanic on Twitter.
In Thursday's tweet, Cameron enthused that Endgame's success shuts down cynics predicting the death of the multiplex.
"To Kevin and everyone at Marvel. An iceberg sank the real Titanic. It took the Avengers to sink my Titanic. Everyone here at Lightstorm Entertainment salutes your amazing achievement. You've shown that the movie industry is not only alive and well, it's bigger than ever!"
https://t.co/zfICH1XDCJ— James Cameron (@James Cameron)1557374935.0
Fans were pleasantly surprised at the good sportsmanship on display.
@JimCameron @MarvelStudios @Avengers Am I reading this right? Did you just praise Marvel?— Dylan ︽✵︽ ENDGAME x2 (@Dylan ︽✵︽ ENDGAME x2)1557375344.0
@JimCameron @vanessatocha @MarvelStudios @Avengers You’re a truly gentleman, James. ✨— Rafael de Almeida (@Rafael de Almeida)1557376230.0
imagine being hired to photoshop this https://t.co/wH7YV3mBJM— Blake Salzman 🌹 (@Blake Salzman 🌹)1557380096.0
@JimCameron @MarvelStudios @Avengers https://t.co/d62TdBU0e8— Rob Keyes (@Rob Keyes)1557375609.0
However, Cameron still reigns supreme, with Avatar (2009) being the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.8 billion at the global box office.
But if Endgame maintains their momentum, it could eclipse Cameron's sci-fi masterpiece.
@JimCameron @MarvelStudios @Avengers Now, they're going after Avatar https://t.co/ZZGRDuLtfV— DANIEL ROJAS // GRACIAS MARVEL x3000❤😊 (@DANIEL ROJAS // GRACIAS MARVEL x3000❤😊)1557375765.0
@jodaroqui995 @JimCameron @MarvelStudios @Avengers https://t.co/6SAUgzDmHW— Bastii (@Bastii)1557384167.0
@jodaroqui995 @JimCameron @MarvelStudios @Avengers Coming soon. https://t.co/XWBJ8GbPQd— imcnblu (@imcnblu)1557414116.0
sir I hope you have a meme like this except with avatar in your drafts already https://t.co/DKBeDc6ug1— bean (@bean)1557380401.0
Still, fans view Cameron as an unsinkable visionary.
It takes a hell lot of creativity and humour to come up with something like this. Not just his films are legends, e… https://t.co/5V0HyAEwG0— Mimansa Shekhar (@Mimansa Shekhar)1557379166.0
@mimansashekhar In 1998, when #Titanic became the highest grossing movie ever, George Lucas congratulated James Cam… https://t.co/OspAToSdIk— Vikas Sharma (ਵਿਕਾਸ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ) (@Vikas Sharma (ਵਿਕਾਸ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ))1557419613.0
When you respect other great minds, rather than shutting them down https://t.co/lXlkq95oeS— Ali.J.G (@Ali.J.G)1557380348.0
They're all in it for the love of cinema.
@JimCameron @MarvelStudios @Avengers I love this tradition of film executives formally writing nice, congratulatory… https://t.co/noBHehj7l9— Go Soundtracks (@Go Soundtracks)1557381368.0
@GoSoundtracks @JimCameron @MarvelStudios @Avengers Don't forget about these ones! :3 https://t.co/SgjV15zHHQ— Platinum 230 (@Platinum 230)1557384318.0
I sense a Rose DeWitt Bukater and Jack Dawson resurrection courtesy of the Infinity Gauntlet's snap.
James Cameron and Marvel could collaborate on a mashup where we can visit the fated lovers via the quantum realm.
Hey, we can all dream, can't we?