The Way of Water’ Box Office Passes $2 Billion Worldwide – The Hollywood Reporter

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Avatar: the way of the water has become only the sixth film in history to pass the $2 billion mark at the global box office, unadjusted for inflation. The film’s performance is a huge win for director James Cameron, who is the only filmmaker to direct three films to reach the milestone.

Disney announced on Sunday that the big-budget sequel will close the weekend with a worldwide total of $2.024 billion, the best performance of the pandemic era. It has made $598 million domestically and $1.426 billion abroad, including a hefty $230 million from China.

The first avatar, released 13 years ago, remains the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.9 billion in worldwide ticket sales, including re-releases. from Cameron Titanic is also part of the club ($2.19 billion). In terms of other global top earners, Avengers: endgame ranks at number 2 behind the first avatar ($2.79 billion).

The way of the water is just days away from catching up Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion and Avengers: Infinite War ($2.05 billion) to become No. 4 on the list of highest-grossing films of all time.

When promoting The way of the water, Cameron indicated that it would eventually need to make $2 billion to be considered a runaway success. The sequel cost Disney and 20th Century north of $400 million to produce before it was released to market.

Cameron’s film has been a box office bright spot since its release in mid-December and has remained at the top of the chart. During the January 20-22 frame — its sixth weekend of release — the Tent Pole easily made it to No. 1 domestically with $19.7 million domestically. Thanks in part avatar2revenue so far for 2023 is up more than 63 percent over the same period in 2022.

Other holdovers doing solid business include Puss in Boots: The Last Wishdrama for adults A man named Otto and sci-fi horror picture M3GAN. New mystery thriller Missing placed No. 5 behind the trio of films with a respectable $9.3 million launch, thanks to younger female adults.

The other new movie to open nationwide over the weekend of January 20-22 was anime pic That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bondwhich brought in a muted $1.5 million.

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