Avatar Sequel Offers James Cameron 3 of the Prime 5 Highest-Grossing Films of All Time

James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water

James Cameron, Avatar: The Manner of Water

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James Cameron continues to dominate Hollywood.

Simply over every week after the long-awaited sequel reached $2 billion at the box office globally, it has now secured a coveted spot among the many 5 highest-grossing films of all time, touchdown fourth over the weekend.

It joins Avatar, which holds the No. 1 spot with $2.923 billion; Avengers: Endgame at No. 2 with $2.799 billion; and Titanic, No. 3 at $2.195 billion. Star Wars: The Drive Awakens now holds the No. 5 spot with $2.071 billion international gross sales.

Whereas Cameron’s newest blockbuster hasn’t overwhelmed his 1997 basic fairly but, it is doable that it is on monitor to, because it’s climbed from $2 to $2.1 billion in simply 10 days.

Contemplating how “very f—-ing” costly the sequel was to make, as Cameron, 68, just lately advised GQ, the spectacular field workplace exhibiting has proved the film maker’s capability to churn out hit movies. He even joked that The Manner of Water would “must be the third- or fourth-highest-grossing movie in historical past” to only “break even,” when making the case for the movie to the studio.

The Manner of Water reached the billion-mark in just 14 days.

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Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington attend the photocall for "Avatar: The Way of Water" at The Corinthia Hotel on December 04, 2022 in London, England.

Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington attend the photocall for “Avatar: The Manner of Water” at The Corinthia Resort on December 04, 2022 in London, England.

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Cameron had been open about his nerves ahead of releasing the long-awaited sequel to the No. 1 film in historical past, notably contemplating the pandemic’s results on moviegoing.

“The large situation is: Are we going to make any rattling cash? Massive, costly movies have gotten to make some huge cash,” he advised Leisure Weekly in December 2021. “We’re in a brand new world post-COVID, post-streaming. Perhaps these [box office] numbers won’t ever be seen once more. Who is aware of? It is all a giant roll of the cube.”

Regardless of being a threat, his roll of the cube proved profitable, and positions the forthcoming Avatar films — the third and fourth have been confirmed, while the fifth is not yet guaranteed — as potential record-breakers, too.

Leonardo Dicaprio, Kate Winslet Titanic - 1997

Leonardo Dicaprio, Kate Winslet Titanic – 1997

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The Manner of Water‘s field workplace success has additionally introduced private success to Zoe Saldaña, who turned the first actor to have four movies earn over $2 billion worldwide. Her different three titles to achieve the milestone are: 2009’s Avatar, 2019’s Avengers: Endgame and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity Warfare.

“It has been a rollercoaster of feelings for positive,” Saldaña, who performs Neytiri within the Avatar movies, wrote in an Instagram publish. “Gratitude for the acknowledgment, and absolute exhilaration that I get to get up each morning and go do what I like. By no means in one million years did I ever purpose to make historical past by being in these films. I’ve all the time been fortunate to have been chosen and requested to affix these superb, groundbreaking initiatives.”

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