Avatar: The Way to Water, directed by James Cameron, is having a storied run at the global box office, where all the pessimistic predictions are coming to naught. Wednesday’s film surpassed the global collections of Tom Cruise’s action film Top Gun: Maverick to emerge as the number one movie of 2022. The total 20-day box office take is slightly lower than Avatar 2’s version of $1.5 billion (INR 12,300 crore approx), thus surpassing the lifetime total for Top Gun: Maverick, which grossed $1.49 billion (INR 12,218 crore).
Avatar 2 is set to surpass Jurassic World soon
Avatar: The Way of Water is the eighth-highest-grossing film of all time, and is expected to soon surpass Jurassic World’s lifetime total of $1.67 billion (INR 13,694 crores) to become the seventh film. highest grossing in the history of world cinema. , Director James Cameron has become the only director in world cinema history to have three films to his credit grossing $1.5 billion or more. For those who don’t know, Cameron’s last two films, Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009) grossed $2.22 billion and $2.92 billion at the worldwide box office, placing them in the top 5 highest-grossing Hollywood movies of all time. all the times.
The James Cameron-directed film will attempt to surpass Spider-Man: No Way Home’s total gross of $1.91 billion (INR 15.662 crore) and step into the coveted $2 billion box office club. Only 5 films in the history of world cinema have managed to touch this historic number. James Cameron is the founder of the club of 2,000 million dollars in 1997 with Titanic and 12 years later, another James Cameron film, Avatar (1), surpassed the figure despite world inflation and the growth of film culture. The other three movies in the $2 billion club are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers End Game.
List of highest-grossing films at the worldwide box office
Avatar: $2.92 billion
Avengers: Endgame: $2.79 billion
Titanic: $2.22 billion
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $2.06 billion
Avengers: Infinity War: $2.04 billion
Spider-Man: No Way Home: $1.91 billion
Jurassic World: $1.67 billion
Avatar 2: $1.50 billion (still running)
Top Gun: Maverick: $1.49 billion
Avatar 2 is on track to end its theatrical run at the box office with takings ranging from $2 billion to $2.30 billion, proving James Cameron’s prediction of the film’s box office performance correct. . For those unaware, Avatar 2 opened relatively poorly at the box office in the run-up to Christmas, leading pundits to predict that it would finish below $1.4bn worldwide. Some even heralded Top Gun: Maverick as the number one movie of 2022. But as they say, never underestimate James Cameron. The world of word of mouth picked up over the Christmas period and the film continues its stupendous theatrical run, breaking new records day by day, suggesting long runs at the box office. If the film hits the $2 billion club, it will be Cameron’s third, a record in the world cinema books, and will likely remain uncontested for decades to come.
Top Contributing Countries to Avatar: The Way of Water
While domestic totals for Avatar 2 are just under $500 million, overseas totals for this fantasy adventure are well over the $1 billion mark. India is among the top 10 contributors to the movie business as the James Cameron film grossed around $51 million (Rs 425 crore) in the Indian market. On the influx front, India ranks third after the US and China, which is something of a feat and shows how important the Indian market is for Hollywood movies.
Among the top contributors, the US tops the list with $500 million, followed by China with $152 million, France with $96.5 million, Korea with $76 million, Germany with $74 million, the UK with $60 million and finally India with $51 million. On the recovery front, Avatar 2 has covered its production budget and marketing costs, and is now entering surplus mode for producers. The historic success of Avatar 2 now makes Avatar 3, due for release in December 2024, the most anticipated sequel in world cinema history. If the movie lives up to the hype and expectations, it could open the $3 billion global box office club. Stay tuned with Pinkvilla for more updates.
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