After becoming the fastest movie to reach $1 billion at the box office in 2022, “Avatar: The Way of Water” has now surpassed “Jurassic World” as the seventh-highest grossing film of all time according to Variety.
After four weeks since it’s release, the Avatar sequel has generated $517 million in North America and $1.19 billion internationally. Now that it has generated $1.708 billion globally, the film has overtaken “Jurassic World” ($1.67 billion) as the seventh-highest grossing movie of all time.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” has a chance to surpass $2 billion in sales, something that hasn’t been done by any film since the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, there are currently only five films in history that have surpassed the $2 billion mark: “Avatar” ($2.9 billion), “Avengers: Endgame” ($2.79 billion), “Titanic” ($2.2 billion), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($2.069 billion) and “Avengers: Infinity War” ($2.04 billion).
If “Avatar: The Way of Water” were to break the $2 billion threshold, James Cameron would have been the director of half of the films to ever do it.
You can check out several clips from Avatar: The Way of Water released at D23 for a quick look at what can be expected from the second Avatar film. As previously announced, Sigourney Weaver makes her return, but this time as teenager Kiri. Her original character, Dr. Grace Augustine, died in “Avatar.” “Avatar 3” was filmed at the same time as “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
If you’re looking for something to wear, more new “Avatar: The Way of Water” merchandise is available in Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including plush ilu and skimwings.