James Cameron’s latest blockbuster, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” has surpassed his previous record-breaking film, “Titanic,” to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time at the international box office.
The sci-fi sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water” has amassed an impressive $1.538 billion in international box office revenue, placing it third in the ranking of highest-grossing movies worldwide. James Cameron, the director of “Avatar” and “Titanic,” is responsible for three out of the four top-grossing international releases, with “Avatar” leading the pack at $2.1 billion and “Avengers: Endgame” coming in second at $1.9 billion.
“The Way of Water,” the mega-budgeted sequel to “Avatar,” has made a significant impact worldwide, grossing $636 million at the domestic box office and a staggering $2.174 billion globally. With this global total, the film currently stands as the fourth highest-grossing movie in history, trailing behind “Avatar” ($2.92 billion), “Avengers: Endgame” ($2.7 billion), and “Titanic” ($2.19 billion). It is expected to surpass the global earnings of “Titanic” in the coming week. Similar to its predecessor, the sequel’s success can be attributed to its screenings in Imax and 3D formats, as well as the support of audiences of all ages and backgrounds who have returned to watch the film multiple times.
“The Way of Water” has performed exceptionally well in several countries around the world. The movie has made a lot of money in China with $240.6 million, France with $141.5 million, Germany with $130.7 million, and Korea with $105.5 million. These countries have been big supporters of the film and have contributed a significant portion to its overall earnings.
In the United States, “Avatar: The Way of Water” ranks as the 10th highest-grossing movie. It falls behind films like “Jurassic World” at number 9 with $653 million, “Titanic” at number 8 with $659 million, and “Avengers: Infinity War” at number 7 with $678 million in domestic box office earnings.
Disney and Cameron are pleased with the public’s strong interest in Pandora as it indicates the continued success of the “Avatar” franchise. The third installment of the series is scheduled to release in December 2024, and there are plans for fourth and fifth films in the future. The movies follow an intergenerational, otherworldly story centered around family, with Zoe Saldaña and Sam Worthington among the starring cast members.