'Avatar: The Way of Water' beats MCU's 'Spider-Man: No Way Home’ as sixth-biggest film of all time

'Avatar: The Way of Water' beats MCU's 'Spider-Man: No Way Home’ as sixth-biggest film of all time
Official still from 'Avatar' (20th Century Studios)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Life can be unpredictable but 'Avatar: The Way of Water' reaching heights wasn't. The epic science fiction film is helmed and produced by the famous 'Titanic' director, James Cameron, who also co-edited the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver from a story the trio wrote with Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. 

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Talking about epic movies, MCU movies have always been a rave due to their amazing storyline, fan base, and needless to say visual effects. However, James Cameron had put his heart and soul into 'Avatar: The Way of Water,' which reflected on screen and box office numbers. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the film for its visual effects and technical achievements but criticized the plot and lengthy runtime. The film has grossed over 1.928 billion dollars worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2022, and has now become the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time replacing 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.’ 

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According to Variety, the latest updates are in, and after crossing the 1.9 billion dollar mark globally, 20th Century Studios has announced that 'Avatar: The Way of Water' has officially overtaken 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' to become the sixth highest-grossing film of all time worldwide. Overseas, the sequel picked up another 9.5 million dollars on Monday, bringing its offshore cume to 1,344.6 million dollars. It's now the fifth-biggest movie ever internationally.

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The film cost 460 million dollars to produce and promote, and as a result, is one of the most expensive films ever made. A figure of 1.4 billion dollars to break even was banded around, but that was easily passed, with Cameron himself confirming that he now expected to be extremely busy finishing the next three films in his space fantasy franchise. Having developed his own technology to shoot 'Avatar: The Way of Water' and its subsequent sequels, the budgets and break-even points for the follow-ups are expected to be significantly lower.

Furthermore,  Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, and Matt Gerald reprise their roles from the original film, with Sigourney Weaver returning in an additional role. The new cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, and Jemaine Clement.

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The film also received numerous accolades, including nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director at the 80th Golden Globe Awards.

You can watch the prequel of the movie, 'Avatar' on Disney+.

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