‘Avatar 2’ Crosses $2 Billion Globally


After just six weeks of release, James Cameron’s blockbuster sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water” has surpassed $2 billion in Global ticket sales. It’s the sixth film in history to cross the coveted milestone, joining an exclusive club that includes Avatar,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Titanic,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Now, Cameron is responsible for three of the six-highest grossing movies in history. He’s also the only director with three films to cross $2 billion.

So far, “The Way of Water” has generated $598 million at the domestic box office and $1.4 billion internationally.

The long-delayed sequel to 2009’s “Avatar” opened in December and remained hugely popular in the weeks since its release. Disney, which holds the rights to “Avatar” after acquiring 20th Century Fox in 2019, spent roughly $460 million to produce and promote “The Way of Water,” so the film required much more than the average tentpole to break even.

More to come…



Originally published at variety.com

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