Avatar 2 has been breaking box office records right from its release, and it looks like the film doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
The epic sequel to the 2009 sci-fi/adventure film has been doing exceptionally well at the box office. In the opening weekend itself, Avatar: The Way of Water managed to gross around $435 million overseas. Now, in merely ten days of running, the movie has made an enormous sum of about $855 million at the global box office, earning the position of the 5th highest grossing movie to have been released this year.
Given the numbers Avatar 2 has been making so effortlessly and that too in such a short span of time, it is predicted to surpass the $1 billion mark right before 2022 comes to an end. It’s just a matter of time before it takes over the position that Jurassic World: Dominion is currently enjoying.
Avatar: The Way of Water is 2022’s Fifth Highest-Grossing Film
Remember when predictions claimed Avatar 2 won’t do as great a job as expected in cinemas? Nothing has ever been more wrong than that.
The James Cameron-directed sequel recently became the 5th highest-grossing movie of 2022, surpassing Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther 2 that owned the place before. Avatar: The Way of Water outdid the MCU film by a whopping $80 million and is believed to reach the $1 billion mark shortly before December ends. Even the deadly winter storm this holiday weekend didn’t stand in the film’s way to glory. While new releases like Babylon and I Wanna Dance With Somebody gave a sub-par performance at best with the winter weather hindering their success, Avatar 2 continues to make more and more ticket sales.
Although the sequel’s numbers haven’t been too brilliant in China as the early projections suggested, given how getting a release in the country was a huge feat, Avatar 2 has still managed to earn a name for itself. And undoubtedly so.
Following its fifth ranking as the highest-grossing film of 2022, the Sam Worthington-led sequel is unbelievably close to replacing Jurassic World: Dominion as the second highest-grossing movie of this year.
Will Avatar 2 Surpass Jurassic World: Dominion at the Box Office?
Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion are the only two movies of 2022 that were able to cross the $1 billion mark. Making a colossal sum of about $1.5 billion worldwide, the Tom Cruise-led sequel dominates the list as number one. Falling second in line we have the Colin Trevorrow-helmed film which brought home $1 billion in the global circuit. And it looks like Avatar: The Way of Water is about to give tough competition to the latter pretty soon.
While there’s a lot more money to make with a lot less days if Avatar 2 wants to surpass Jurassic World: Dominion, it’s not something entirely out of the question. Given how the former is already on the threshold of the $900 million mark, there is still a possibility for it to top the Chris Pratt-led film. However, at the end of the day, only time will tell whether Cameron’s sequel will beat the odds or not.
Avatar 2 is currently playing in theatres worldwide.
Source: Movie Web