'Avatar: The Way of Water' becomes seventh highest-grossing film of all time at $1.7 billion ticket sales
‘Avatar’ $435M global opening a ‘big success,’ skeptics will be proven wrong: IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond
IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond analyzes the opening weekend numbers for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ after some say the sequel failed to live up to Disney’s box office hopes on ‘The Claman Countdown.’
"Avatar: The Way of Water" is dominating the box office for a fourth consecutive weekend, earning more than $1.7 billion and taking the number seven spot as the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Global ticket sales for the James Cameron-directed film have surpassed $1.7 billion, according to Deadline. The original "Avatar" film, released in 2009, became the highest-grossing movie in the history of cinema, with global ticket sales of $3.5 billion.
The three-hour sci-fi blockbuster has officially overtaken films such as 2019's "The Lion King" and 2015's "Jurassic World" on the highest-grossing movie releases chart.
Moreover, "Way of Water" is the most profitable movie since the start of the pandemic, which ravaged box-office attendance and sales. According to Deadline, the film stands behind the original "Avatar," "Avengers: Endgame," "Titanic, and "Avengers: Infinity War" as the biggest offshore title.
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