James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has joined the exclusive two-billion dollar club.
Avatar: The Way of Water is now the sixth-highest grossing movie in history, having so far earned a little over $2 billion at the worldwide box office. The long-awaited sequel to Avatar, The Way of Water has generated $598 million at the domestic box office and $1.426 billion billion overseas, with its worldwide total standing at $2.024B through Sunday, as reported by Disney.
With Avatar: The Way of Water, James Cameron becomes the first director to have three movies with more than $2 billion at the box office. Cameron previously directed Avatar and Titanic, which brought in $2.923 billion and $2.187 billion globally, respectively.
The first Avatar movie remains the highest-grossing release in history with $2.923 billion. The movie was at one-point dethroned by the Marvel Studios feature Avengers: Endgame before a re-release put it back on top of the all-time box office charts.
The Way of Water is rated PG-13 and runs for 3 hours and 12 minutes, making it about 30 minutes longer than the first entry in the Avatar series. The sequel is a hit with critics, as it holds a certified fresh ratting on the review aggregation platform Rotten Tomatoes. Its budget is somewhere between $350 million to $400 million.
The cast and storyline of the Avatar sequel
Directed by James Cameron from a script he co-wrote with Josh Friedman, The Way of Water stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.
Disney’s Avatar: The Way of Water synopsis reads as follows: “Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.”
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Originally published at heroichollywood.com