Move over, Jack and Rose, there’s a new king of the world at the box office. James Cameron’s latest sci-fi epic, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” has made waves by surpassing “Titanic” to become the third-highest-grossing movie in history, earning an impressive $2.2433 billion globally.
Cameron, who directed all three of the top-grossing films ever, is the mastermind behind this visual spectacle, which has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. The film’s success can be attributed to its cross-generational appeal and the added incentive to watch it in premium and 3D formats, including IMAX, where it has raked in more than $250 million.
In North America, “The Way of Water” has become the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time, earning $657 million to date. It still has some work to do to overtake “Titanic” and “Avengers: Infinity War” to move up the domestic charts, but with its impressive run, it’s sure to make a splash.
Overseas, “Avatar 2” has made a huge impact, becoming the third-highest-grossing international release ever, with $1.585 billion in ticket sales. The film has taken the top spot in more than 20 countries, including France, Germany, and Turkey, and has continued to dominate the global box office for 10 consecutive weeks.
The film’s impressive run comes at a cost, with Disney and 20th Century spending a whopping $460 million to produce and promote the film, making it one of the most expensive movies ever made. But with plans for a third, fourth, and fifth installment in the works, it’s clear that Cameron and his team are betting big on the continuing success of the “Avatar” franchise.
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