Avatar: The Way of Water became James Cameron’s masterpiece the moment it was released. It sees the Na’vi, focusing on Jake Sully, Neytiri, and their children. The budget of the movie was off the charts and the question of whether or not it would be able to surpass its predecessor’s success loomed in the air for a long. That could still take some time but not as much as fans would have initially thought.
The sequel may have gotten mixed reviews from both critics and audiences, but it is still holding strong at the box office. This coinciding with the cultural impact of the franchise has made it possible for the movie to break many massive movies’ earnings in an instant.
Avatar: The Way Of Water Surpasses Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Avatar: The Way of Water has officially surpassed $800 Million globally already, putting it on top of the domestic and international box office instantly. This easily pushes it ahead of The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Thor: Love and Thunder. While the first movie is the highest-grossing movie of all time, the sequel, for now, is the first movie in a decade, excluding 2020, to dominate the box office without it being a Marvel or a superhero movie.
The cultural impact that it has can be debated on by the audience as to whether it exists or not, stating that even though the first movie did so well and the second one is on its way to reaching that level, finding merchandise for the same would be difficult as compared to Marvel clothing and more. Similarly, one would see fans making a movie and series references all the time. These would include movies beyond the superhero mark, such as American Psycho, Mean Girls, and Jaws. Even with this debate of an impact, the movie still managed to rise higher than all of them.
Fans Support James Cameron For His Success
Avatar: The Way of Water has been talked about for thirteen years now and James Cameron too has worked hard to make the movie as personal and beautiful as possible by taking inspiration from not only the aquatic animals he loves so much but also the relationships he has with his children.
This thing is PERFORMING internationally.
— champser (@champser2) December 25, 2022
This is soooo good.
— Riccardo 🧣MIDNIGHTS (@RickMancini93) December 25, 2022
I enjoyed the movie! One burning question… How would the colonel know his death probably had something to do with Jake Sully when he made that video before his first deployment to Pandora? I think that’s a plot hole.
— theCHAZZchannel (@theCHAZZchannel) December 25, 2022
James Cameron making more than every CBM this year with a sequel to a 13 year old movie that had “no cultural impact” pic.twitter.com/4D6LP5Ac16
— The Hype Engine (@TheHypeEngine1) December 25, 2022
Never underestimate James Cameron
— Gabriel Reed (@voiceoffilm) December 25, 2022
Fans have been more than happy to see how far the movie has come and to see Cameron’s vision come to life so extravagantly. They have been cheering for him and supporting him for his efforts and the hope he put into the movie.
Avatar: The Way of Water is now available to watch in theatres.