In what has been widely viewed a Newtonian turnout for “Avatar 2” during the Christmas holidays, the sequel of “Avatar” (2009) which still remains the highest-grossing film across the globe, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” had witnessed a chartbuster box office this weekend, as the long-awaited film’s global revenues had reached a whopping $955.1 million in terms of ticket sales. On Monday, James Cameron’s long-delayed sequel had generated an enormous $31.5 million domestically alongside a $52.2 million across the globe, bringing the films global tally to a whacking $661 million. Besides, “Avatar: The Way of Water” had totalled around a $293 million in domestic box office after experiencing a much-lower than anticipated debut.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” nears a billion landmark
In point of fact, followed by the weekend’s maverick turnaround of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” several analysts were quoted saying that the film would highly likely to become a billion-dollar epic within this year, while the movie’s revenue figures had echoed a similar tone.
Nevertheless, “Avatar: The Way of Water” had surpassed an enormous $800 million landmark in just 10 days, while the film is nearing a billion-dollar landmark coming into the second weekend after release. “Avatar: The Way of Water” had had an estimated budget between a $350 million and $400 million excluding promos, while question emerges whether the movie has enough fuel to surpass the original “Avatar,” grossing of which stood at an eye-propping $2.9 billion to-date.
In tandem, in less than two weeks, “Avatar: The Way of Water” had surpassed the global box office tallies of a wide array of blockbusters ranging from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” ($800 million) to “Minions: The Rise of Gru” ($939.7) million to “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($955.7 million).
At this standpoint, “Avatar: The Way of Water” remains as the third-grossing film of the year, though it has been on a spitting distance from “Jurassic World Dominon” as of Tuesday night which had had a grossing of $1.001 billion globally.