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‘Hope Avatar 3 flops’: Spiteful Marvel Fans Are So Vexed By Avatar 2 Toppling No Way Home They are Hoping James Cameron’s Threequel Crashes and Burns

'Hope Avatar 3 flops': Spiteful Marvel Fans Are So Vexed By Avatar 2 Toppling No Way Home They are Hoping James Cameron's Threequel Crashes and Burns

Since its opening in December last year, Avatar 2 has been steadily climbing up the box office charts. Prior to its release, James Cameron shared that the sequel to the 2009 science fiction film would need to be among the highest-grossing film to be considered a hit. Considering the pandemic’s impact on the box office collection of films, many believed that the sequel would end up being the last film in the franchise. 

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A still from Avatar: The Way of Water

However, box office results seem to suggest otherwise, as The Way of Water has already crossed the $1.9 billion mark. There are also speculations that it would also top $2 billion in the upcoming weeks. And now it has taken over one of Marvel’s films to be the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.

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James Cameron’s Avatar 2 Surpasses Spider-Man: No Way Home

A month after its release, Avatar 2 became the highest-grossing film of 2022 and the highest-grossing film of the global pandemic era. As it crossed $1.9 billion at the box office, it is being speculated that it could achieve the target set by James Cameron. The Oscar-winning director has shared that the film would need to be the third or fourth-highest-grossing film just to “break even.”

A still from James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022).

Latest updates regarding its box office collection have revealed that The Way of Water has become the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time. The 2021 film, Spider-Man: No Way Home was the sixth highest-grossing film. According to Deadline, the overall collection of No Way Home is $1.921 billion. 

James Cameron's Avatar 2
James Cameron’s Avatar 2

Avatar 2 crossed the mark of $1,916 billion on 17 January. It climbed up $9.5M overseas on Monday, raising its offshore collection to $1,344.6 million. The Way of Water has become the fifth-highest-grossing film at the international box office. It is getting major business from China, France, Germany, Korea, and the UK. 

The film is expected to take over Avengers: Infinity War next, to be the fifth highest-grossing film of all time. However, Marvel fans do not seem too happy about James Cameron’s film taking over Marvel’s superhero films. 

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Marvel Fans Are Wishing For the Avatar Threequel to Flop

James Cameron has planned the whole Avatar franchise with Disney. The director is planning to release three more follow-up films under the franchise in 2024, 2026, and 2028. However, earlier he shared that the upcoming film’s fate will be decided after the release of Avatar 2. 

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Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

And considering its performance at the box office, he would probably move ahead with his plans for the upcoming films in the series. However, as The Way of Water took over Marvel’s one of the highest-grossing films, Marvel fans shared their thoughts on social media.

While many are congratulating the filmmaker and are happy with the film breaking the box office records, not everyone thinks that the sequel is better than No Way Home. Marvel fans have even started wishing for the threequel in the franchise to be a flop. One fan shared, “I hope Avatar 3 flops.”

People also discussed that Avatar 2 may cross the threshold, but that might not be the possibility for the upcoming films in the franchise. The longtime fan war between Avatar and Marvel fans once again started as they claimed that Marvel’s Infinity War and Endgame are still better than Avatar 2.

Avatar: The Way of Water is playing in theatres.

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Source: Discussing Film

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.