Avatar: The Way of Water‘s record-breaking field workplace run has now reached over $2 billion. The movie, which opened on December 16, 2022, is the belated sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 movie Avatar, which stays the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. Avatar: The Way of Water sees Cameron re-teaming together with his authentic forged together with Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang, along with franchise newcomers like Edie Falco, Jack Champion, and Kate Winslet. Returning to Pandora to proceed the story of the Na’vi has proved to be fruitful, because the challenge has already climbed into the Top 10 movies of all time in simply 5 weeks.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the field workplace of Avatar: The Way of Water has achieved one other large milestone this weekend. The movie has now amassed a complete of $2.024 billion worldwide, making it considered one of simply six movies to have ever crossed the $2 billion benchmark in cinema historical past. It is the third movie to have earned this distinction to be directed by James Cameron, as his 1997 smash hit Titanic (additionally starring Kate Winslet) presently occupies the No. 3 spot at $2.194 billion and the unique Avatar nonetheless reigns supreme with $2.923 billion.
There are various components contributing to the large field workplace success of Avatar: The Way of Water. First is the status that comes with the Avatar title. The long-awaited sequel is a follow-up to some of the widespread movies of all time, so there was an enormous built-in viewers ready to see what Cameron may ship subsequent. The Avatar movies are additionally identified for utilizing cutting-edge particular results, making it extra fascinating to see the movie in 3D or premium massive codecs – screening choices that include a ticket surcharge that helps increase the general field workplace.
Another factor that has helped the movie obtain its titanic success is the truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted the quantity of tentpole blockbusters which have been in a position to come to theaters previously few years. The most up-to-date main blockbuster earlier than the discharge of Avatar: The Way of Water was the Marvel Cinematic Universe entry Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, popping out over a month earlier than on November 11. With that lengthy of a niche between movies, audiences had been hungry for an additional Hollywood spectacle.
There can also be an enormous swath of time between Avatar: The Way of Water and the subsequent main tentpole. The movie has continued to take No. 1 each weekend in January and certain will proceed to take action till the subsequent MCU entry, which is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on February 17. This has allowed it to proceed gobbling up ticket gross sales unimpeded, with a number of blips on the chart right here and there just like the excellent gross for the Blumhouse horror movie M3GAN. Compounded with the truth that this is without doubt one of the solely pandemic-era American movies to be launched in China, the Avatar sequel has virtually no alternative however to succeed.