James Cameron Comments On The Success Of THE AVENGERS

James Cameron Comments On The Success Of THE AVENGERS

As of now, only two movies have made $2 billion at the box office, and both are James Cameron flicks - something the director is only too happy to point out when he discusses how close The Avengers came to joining Avatar and Titanic with MTV..

Obviously Marvel's The Avengers was a beast at the box office, having now made an incredible $1.5 billion worldwide. But, it doesn't seem very likely (at least not without another re-release) that it will join the "King of the world's" two major money-spinners in that elusive $2 billion club. In a recent interview with MTV, James Cameron had a bit of fun with the fact that the Marvel movie just fell short of the mark..

"They got close. They didn't break the $2 billion-dollar barrier, there's only two in the club. But you know, come on, let's go guys. Look, I want Hollywood to be as successful and vibrant as it always has. Hopefully a movie will come along next year and show everyone what's possible because that just benefits us all. On the other hand, if that shouldn't happen for another ten years that would be good too. ... It's kind of a no-lose situation. We managed to push Titanic right over the $2 billion mark with the re-release, so I'm happy about that."

But what did Cameron actually think of The Avengers as a movie, putting aside how much it did or did not gross? - "Oh I liked 'Avengers.' I thought it was a real crowd-pleaser, lots of fun [and] funny, funnier than [I expected]. I thought leavening it was important because 'Titanic' is not exactly a laugh riot.". If you click on the link back to MTV below you can see the video interview - provided you live in the right Country.

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Joker11 - 9/12/2012, 5:48 PM
What a tool.
kevberg - 9/12/2012, 5:53 PM
whats tool-ish about his comments? I was expecting far worse..im no Cameron fan.
ADomenick91092 - 9/12/2012, 5:55 PM
@starscream9289 Chlamydia is better than Avatar and Titanic.
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/12/2012, 5:59 PM
To James Cameron

Spidey91 - 9/12/2012, 6:01 PM
they'll get you the next time Cameron,the next time :P
kevberg - 9/12/2012, 6:08 PM
wow ..did we all read the same interview? Cameron , as the only guy with 2 - 2 billion ( although they both had wide re-releases) dollar movies, said nice stuff about avengers.

I think avengers is monster awesome and the best stuff in ages, but lets all relax. Besides he much douchey-er than this most days.
silverdog - 9/12/2012, 6:11 PM
"there's only two in the club... me and myself".
soberchimera - 9/12/2012, 6:12 PM
The Avengers would have had to lower its standards if it wanted to be in the 2 Billion Dollar Club. Just look at its current membership: Blue Pocahontas aka Dances with Smurfs and Profiting off of a Real Life Tragedy with a Fake Love Story starring Kate Winslet's PG-13 approved boobs.
TheAbomination - 9/12/2012, 6:17 PM
The Avengers may not be the best film ever, but it was certainly better than Titanic and that piece of shit Avatar.
TheBigBoss917 - 9/12/2012, 6:21 PM

TheGambitFreak - 9/12/2012, 6:22 PM
And if they would re-release the Avengers into theaters in a year or so, it would top the 2 bil. mark as well.

Avatar only made the money it did because when it was released, there was a mass of power outages in the U.S. and n one had anything to do, all there was TO do was make babies or sit through Avatar.

Titanic, Hell if I know how it made that much money, sure it was good and all, but I can never see myself sitting through it again (Much like Avatar).

Avengers made the money it did because it was great, new, fresh, exciting, and it had 0% Competition.

TDKR made the money it collected because it had a huge following, that is the only reason.

TDK, everyone was talking about it, so people went to go see it.

I'd like to point out, that I have seen Avengers 216 times, and I am not hesitant not to see it 216 more times. It's colorful, addicting, hilarious, and eccentric.

But I'm in no way defending Avengers or dissing Cameron, but Cameron is riding off his 2 big films, what about all his other movies.

For example, if Christopher Nolan never made TDK, he would not be recognized by hardly any of us. Same with Joss and Avengers.

Avatar was plagiarized from Time Spirits, Halo, and Pocahontas, Just sayin'.

At least TDKR and Avengers broke the big 1 Bil. Re-assuring us we will see MANY more CBM's to come, and many that are being made currently. Meanwhile Cameron is masturbating to his thoughts on Avatar 4... Again, Just saying.

GoILL - 9/12/2012, 6:25 PM
I hope no one gets offended by this.
soberchimera - 9/12/2012, 6:31 PM
@CaptainBahaBlast "Come back down to earth nerd!"

Nah I think I'll stay up here with the people who have a decent taste in films, avatard.
soberchimera - 9/12/2012, 6:37 PM
TheGambitFreak - 9/12/2012, 6:37 PM
@Nosferatu Sad, maybe. But I've seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off over 500 times...
VanCityKid - 9/12/2012, 6:38 PM
Blah blah blah Avatar blah blah Titanic blah blah I'm an egotactical son a of a bitch
blite32 - 9/12/2012, 6:39 PM
...And now I see why everyone thought that James Cameron was a dick
vtopa - 9/12/2012, 6:43 PM
Titanic made money for two reasons. Teen-aged girls saw it over and over and over and people wanted to see the last 11 minutes when the ship went down.
CPBuff22 - 9/12/2012, 6:43 PM
@TheGambitFreak I agree with a lot of what you said except the part that if Christopher Nolan didn't make the Batman movies and if Joss Whedon didn't make Avengers half of the people on here wouldn't know who they were.

I would like to point out that the Batman movies were the worst movies Christopher Nolan made. With Inception, Memento, & The Prestige as his other movie credits I am pretty sure people would know who he is. Hell those are three of my favorite movies.

As far as Joss goes lets keep in mind he developed Buffy The Vampire Slayer, wrote Toy Story, wrote Alien Resurrection, developed Angel, developed Firefly & the movie spin-off Serenity, wrote Astonishing X-Men, and brought us the greatness that is Dr Horribles Sing-Along
Blog. Suffice to say, people knew who he was too.
VanCityKid - 9/12/2012, 6:44 PM
What's wrong with seeing movies multiple times? I've lost count how many times I've seen Ferris Bueller, Breakfast Club, Zombieland, Raiders, Tropic Thunder and Avengers.
xRelentlessx - 9/12/2012, 6:55 PM
What a hack.
ComicBookGoth - 9/12/2012, 6:55 PM
What a
Misterfan - 9/12/2012, 6:57 PM
@joker11 you couldn't have said it any better. He is such a pompous thievery prick.
thewonderer - 9/12/2012, 6:57 PM
I don't understand people making excuses for the amount of money Avatar and Titanic made.

Same reasoning can be applied to heck, TDK and Avengers

And the irony is, a lot of the insults of Avatar, are kinda problems Avengers had too
thewonderer - 9/12/2012, 6:58 PM

A ton of people would argue TDK is Nolans Best. Nolan made the best FILM Batman trilogy we will ever see
PeterDarker121 - 9/12/2012, 6:58 PM
I still say Marvel had a minor FAIL by not only promoting The Avengers Labor Day Re-release two weeks in advance or givin us a L'IL 'sunt'in sunt'in' extra. Only friggin' 40mil short of Titanic domestic?? ARRRGH!!
mrHJK - 9/12/2012, 6:59 PM
The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Cameron is awesome.
I know it's cool to rip on successful people or whatever, but while we're making complaints, he's making money.
WinterSoldier24 - 9/12/2012, 7:00 PM
I wonder if he likes the smell of his own farts, too? I know everytime I fart I think of Avatar.

@yoss - Save me a piece of that corn!

marvel72 - 9/12/2012, 7:03 PM
name me one director that wouldn't have ego the size of the moon,if they had two-two billion dollar movies.

the two highest grossing films ever!

guess what he'll probably have the number 3 spot as well when avatar 2 comes out.

the avengers done well for a comic book movie,who knows re-release the avengers before the avengers 2 it might hit two billion.
MartianSupermanhunter22 - 9/12/2012, 7:11 PM
Not sure I understand everyone's hate. What did he say that was that awful??
UrbanKnight - 9/12/2012, 7:13 PM
Don't [frick] wit da Cameron!
Just be KOO wit da king of da wooorld!!

You guys are horrible, now, insulting the man because of his opinion and his 2 2billion dolla hitz?? Rotfl!!

webheaded - 9/12/2012, 7:16 PM
LOL at anyone who says Avengers is better than Titanic. I know we're all CBM fans and all, but let's not get idiotic. Titanic is a classic
Geektality - 9/12/2012, 7:16 PM
Once Cameron discovered inflation caused by 3D, he totally sold out. Besides, we all know he's the biggest Nolan fan in Hollywood next to Steven Soderberg.
GUNSMITH - 9/12/2012, 7:17 PM
BooYah - 9/12/2012, 7:19 PM
Cameron deserves to brag (Even though he isnt). I would too if I had the top 2 grossing movies.
Geektality - 9/12/2012, 7:21 PM
Spielberg directed ET, which was the highest grossing movie for a while and, adjusted to ticket inflation, has made MORE THAN AVATAR, and he's still a good, honest director who tries his best to direct good movies.
Geektality - 9/12/2012, 7:23 PM
You morons, Cameron included, refuse to admit that Avatar and Titanic are only successful because of the unadjustment to economic inflation in ticket prices. Thunderball, adjusted to inflation, has made way, WAY more than Avatar. However, people refuse to say that because Cameron likes to feed his ego. [frick] him.
jimpinto24 - 9/12/2012, 7:23 PM
What the hell is James Cameron talking about??? The Avengers did not fall short! The Avengers was amazing! D-BAG!!!
silverdog - 9/12/2012, 7:30 PM
"Titanic' is not exactly a laugh riot"..... no, it was 2 hours of sappy twilight level teenage "dramance", before the 30 minutes of the sinking of the ship. don't forget the "leomania" in the 90s was one of the reasons your movie made so much money mr cameron, so don't pretend now that it was sooo serious and dramatic.
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