the Way of Water’ Soars to $1.17B at Global Box Office – The Hollywood Reporter

Avatar: The Way of Water Thursday ended with an impressive global haul of $1.17 billion.

20th Century and Disney’s film is doing heavy midweek business at the year-end holiday box office. Thursday only, The Way of Water Earned another $67.9 million, including $20 million in North America — the biggest Thursday of the year — and $47.9 million overseas.

James Cameron’s big-budget sequel crossed the $1 billion mark globally on Tuesday, its 14th day in release. It is the sixth film and the first to achieve that milestone in its first two weeks of release Spider-Man: No Way HomeIt was released in December 2021.

The Way of Water It may have opened earlier this month behind expectations, but is quickly making ground.

During a press conference for the film, Cameron suggested that it would need to gross in the $2 billion range to be considered a success (sources put the breakeven number at around $1.4 billion). The Way of Water One of the most expensive films ever made, sources said the estimated production budget was $400 million and marketing costs would bring the total price tag to at least $600 million. It runs three hours and 12 minutes, but is the first Avatar Ran less than 30 minutes.

Cameron is known for defying the odds. In the last 25 years, he has proved his naysayers wrong twice avatar, And a decade ago, titanic, It became the top-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office.

In December 2009, Avatar It opened to a relatively modest $77 million (that includes reissues) on its way to earning $2.92 billion globally.

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