Avatar: The Way Of Water Keeps Climbing The Box Office Charts, And Now It’s Setting Its Sights On Another James Cameron Movie
Pandora continues to prove itself as a rich and profitable environment, as Avatar: The Way of Water climbs the box office charts of the highest grossing films of all time. James Cameron’s sequel to his 2009 megahit has its sights set on ultimately topping the original, even in light of the 2023 new movie releases being underway. However, the more immediate competition that Avatar 2 is closing in on is yet another Cameron classic; and that road to success is going to become a bit bumpier in the weeks to come.
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Avatar: The Way Of Water’s Current Worldwide Box Office Record
Currently, Avatar: The Way of Water has snagged the fifth slot of highest worldwide grosses, supplanting 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. As reported by Deadline, the $2,054.7 billion result after tallying mid-week box office puts the Sully family’s latest chapter ahead of an MCU heavyweight.
The next two movies on the path are rather interesting to behold. Currently, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Titanic still respectively stand as the fourth and third highest grossing titles. One of those movies looks like an easier win for Team Cameron, according to the current worldwide standings.
Avatar 2’s Road To The Top
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Courtesy of Box Office Mojo, here’s what the field of the top 5 highest grossing international releases currently looks like:
1. Avatar (2009) – $2,923,706,026
2. Avengers: Endgame (2019) – $2,799,439,100
3. Titanic (1997) – $2,194,690,964
4. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – $2,071,310,218
5. Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) – $2,054,734,732
In terms of the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, that doesn’t feel like a hard threshold to cross. Director J.J. Abrams’ $2,071.3 billion blockbuster could find itself eclipsed next week, just as the box office competition for Avatar: The Way of Water is about to heat up throughout most of February.
The first challenge arrives with the debuts of M. Night…