“Avatar: The Way of Water,” the James Cameron’s billion-dollar sequel of “Avatar” (2009) which is still the highest grossing film across the globe with a grossing of a whacking $2.9 billion, has still been drawing a hefty number of audiences into the silver screens across the globe, as the film continues to splash at number one in domestic box office coming into the fifth weekend after release. On Friday, the Disney alongside 20th Century Fox’ 2022 blockbuster, which currently stands as the fourteenth-highest grossing film of all time in Northern American box office, had added another $7 million in the US and Canada, while the film’s grossing stood at $538.8 million in domestic box office. Nonetheless, contemplating the totals that “Avatar: The Way of Water” had racked up on Friday, media analysts had forecasted that the film would likely to add another $36 million over the four-day long weekend due to Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday in the US. Surprisingly, coming into the fifth weekend after release, “Avatar: The Way of Water” is still continuing a substantial scale of holds over revenues, as the movie is expected to experience a hold of 64 per cent this weekend.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” keeps rolling on top spot
Although, the hype of original “Avatar” might not match its sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water,” as three-dimensional technology had been a new trend back then which eventually had justified a higher ticket price, however, despite having been met with a penetrating inflation, “Avatar: The Way of Water” has grossed more than the original “Avatar” over the first five weekends.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” had shelved $538 million in domestic box office so far, while the original Avatar had coffered up a $500 million five weeks after release. In tandem, “Avatar: The Way of Water” had tallied a tantalizing total of $1.7 billion globally, marking off the seventeenth-highest grossing film in the history of filmmaking.