Though some seem to be under the impression that Avatar: The Way of Water has been underperforming since it hit theaters a couple of weeks ago, James Cameron's sequel has now passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office - and did so in record time.
Hitting the milestone after just 14 days on general release, The Way of Water is the fastest film of 2022 to reach a billion. Only two other movies have managed it this year: Top Gun: Maverick (which took 31 days) and Jurassic World Dominion (which took more than four months).
The sci-fi adventure has also crossed $300 million domestically, and sits just behind Top Gun: Maverick as the third highest-grossing film of 2022. Cameron has noted that the movie will need to hit $2 billion before the end of its theatrical run just to break even, so it still has a long road ahead.
With Avatar: The Way of Water, the cinematic experience reaches new heights as Cameron transports audiences back to the magnificent world of Pandora in a spectacular and stirring action-packed adventure.
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the Lightstorm Entertainment Production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Kate Winslet. Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.