James Cameron achieves monumental feat as 'Avatar: The Way of Water' enters $2bn club
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: James Cameron has just done the unthinkable and achieved a monumental feat that no other filmmaker has ever achieved. His 2009 movie 'Avatar' was the first movie to cross the $2 billion mark at the box office and 'Titanic' went past the aforementioned figure with the re-release. Everyone had doubts if Cameron would be able to do the same with 'Avatar: The Way of Water', but the movie has surpassed all expectations and entered the $2 billion club in the sixth week of its release.
By crossing the $2 billion in global ticket sales, Cameron is now responsible for three of the six highest-grossing movies of all time. Also, he is now the only filmmaker to have three movies with more than $2 billion in global earnings.
As per Deadline, 'The Way of Water' has grossed over $598 million in North America and added more than $20 million in the film's sixth week. The overall domestic figure makes it the 13th highest-grossing film of all time domestically. On the other hand, the film has now grossed over $1.426 billion from the international markets, overtaking 'Avengers: Infinity War' ($1.373 billion) and 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' ($1.134 billion) internationally.
China continues to be at the top in overseas earnings with $229.7 million while France ($129.8 million), Germany ($117 million), Korea ($96.9 million) and the UK ($81.9 million) rounding-off the top five. Meanwhile, the movie has become the highest-earning Hollywood film of all time in India with $57.9 million earnings.
Cameron's 'Avatar' is the highest-grossing movie of all time with $2.92 billion and 'Titanic' is third in all time list with $2.19 billion.
The figures also indicate that the movie is now profitable and Cameron is now working on the other three films in the franchise.
'Avatar: The Way of Water’ is set a decade after the events of the first film and tells the story of the Sully family and the troubles that follow them. The family will do anything to keep each other safe and they fight the battle to keep the entire tribe safe from the wrath of humans.
Avatar: The Way of Water’ is currently playing in theatres.