The Journey of Water became the fourth biggest film of all time
The sci-fi film nominated for an Oscar:Avatar: The Way of Water”, achieved another major milestone at the box office over the weekend. It has officially become the fourth highest grossing film of all time, ahead of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”.
20th Century Studios announced the news next week, and the film remains N0. 1 at the box office for seven consecutive weekends.
Avatar: The Way Of Water tops The Force Awakens at the global box office
As previously reported by The Blast, the James Cameron sequel recently became only the sixth film to reach $2 billion at the global box office. The film has now brought in $2.117 billion at the worldwide box office, ahead of Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” which brought in $2.071 billion.
“The Way of Water” brought in another estimated $15.9 billion at the domestic box office over the weekend, earning another No. 1 win. Box Office Mojo. This brought the film’s domestic total to $620.8 million, making it the 11th highest-grossing film of all time in the United States, and counting.
“The Way of Water” should enter the Top 10 within days, surpassing Disney and Marvel’s 2012 film “The Avengers” by $623 million. Next milestones are No. 9, “Jurassic World” with $653 million and Cameron’s own “Titanic” at No. 8 with $659 million. It seems very likely that “The Way of Water” will surpass both films in the domestic chart before its run ends.
Three of Cameron’s five biggest films of all time are now on the world rankings: “Avatar,” “Titanic,” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Also, it seems inevitable that “The Way of Water” will overtake “Titanic” in the overall world rankings and eventually become the 3rd biggest movie of all time. This probably bodes well for the future of the franchise.
In addition to financial accolades, “The Way of Water” received several Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Production Design. The first “Avatar” was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It ended up winning three for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction.
The latest sequel takes place more than a decade after the events of the first film. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and his wife Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) strive to keep their family safe. They fight for survival and avoid the returning Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) at the Na’vi reef tribe, Metkayina.
Cameron directed the sequel based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Sigourney Weaver and Kate Winslet also star.
The next “Avatar” sequel will hit theaters on December 20, 2024. After that, the fourth film is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2026. The fifth part of the franchise is also in the works and is expected to be released in December 2028. expenditure.
Elsewhere at the box office, “Puss in Boots” had another strong weekend last week, falling just 11% to bring in another $10.4 million. Its domestic total is currently $140.7 million. In roughly two weeks, if not less, the film should surpass the domestic total of the original 2011 “Puss in Boots”. The film also grossed over $335 million worldwide.
M. Night Shyamalan appears to have the best chance to dethrone “Avatar: The Way of Water” at the box office when it opens this weekend. Shyamalan’s last film, “Old,” opened with $16.8 million in 2021. “Knock at the Cabin” also seems to be getting a lot of positive early buzz about Dave Bautista’s appearance. The film will be released in theaters on February 3.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” is still in theaters.