Let’s face it: for a film to reach US$ 1 billion at the box office, it is not easy. Now, imagine $2 billion. Yeah, that was the feat conquered by Avatar: The Way of Water, a direct sequel to the first film in the franchise that took 13 years to get off the ground. Directed by James Cameron, Avatar 2 it is the third film in the filmmaker’s career to reach this astronomical amount in income and, by all indications, it should continue its journey on the big screen.
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For you to have an even clearer idea of the magnitude of the achievement of The Way of the Wateronly five other films have reached $2 billion at the box office in cinema history: Avatar, Avengers: Endgame, Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War. Of these titles, Titanic and avatar were also directed by Cameron, which certainly makes the director’s name one of the hottest in Hollywood.
For now, Avatar 2 is the sixth most economically successful film of all time on the big screen. However, as the film is still showing around the world, it is expected that it will rise further in the rankings and write its name in the history of the film industry even more.
Success in 3D and IMAX
It is also important to point out that at least US$ 1 billion of Avatar 2 comes from 3D sessions, according to the website The Wrap. Until the 20th of January, around 61% of the tickets sold for the production were in this format, which shows all the strength of Cameron’s franchise when it comes to 3D technology.
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To complete, The Way of the Water it’s also already the second-biggest movie in IMAX theater history with $227 million from all territories. he overtook Star Wars The Force Awakens and is second only to its predecessor, which remains the most successful title in cinema (not just IMAX).
Remembering that Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 have already been confirmed and are already in production. The third film in the saga is due to hit theaters in December 2024.
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