After Only Two Weeks, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Crosses $1 Billion Globally

“Avatar: The Way of Water” has officially made $1 billion at the global box office. It is the fastest a movie has achieved this goal in 2022, hitting $1 billion in 14 days.

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“Avatar: The Way of Water” earned $53 million on its opening day. It fell below opening weekend projections, hitting $135 million domestically. It has now made $317.1 million in North America and $712.7 million overseas, for a total of $1.025 billion.

The only other 2022 films that have reached $1 billion are “Top Gun: Maverick” (in 31 days) and “Jurassic World Dominion” (in four months). In 2021, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” reached $1 billion in just 12 days. Nine movies total reached $1 billion in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only six movies in history have reached $1 billion in their first two weeks.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” has the sixth-best domestic debut in December behind “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and four “Star Wars” films. It is now the second-highest-grossing film of the year, behind “Top Gun: Maverick.”

You can check out several clips from Avatar: The Way of Water released at D23 for a quick look at what can be expected from the second Avatar film. As previously announced, Sigourney Weaver makes her return, but this time as teenager Kiri. Her original character, Dr. Grace Augustine, died in “Avatar.” “Avatar 3” was filmed at the same time as “Avatar: The Way of Water.”

If you’re looking for something to wear, more new “Avatar: The Way of Water” merchandise is available in Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including plush ilu and skimwings.

Source: Variety

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