“Avatar: The Way of Water” Nears $1.4 Billion During Its Third Weekend

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Avatar: The Way of Water has been setting records left and right ever since its premiere and it’s showing no signs of stopping. James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel neared the $1.4 billion mark at the global box office during its third weekend in theatres.

The Way of Water rang in the New Year with $1.379 billion earned worldwide, and it’s especially popular overseas. Its international box office revenue now stands at $957 million and it’s set to cross $1 billion in offshore earnings alone later this week.

The Way of Water is currently the 14th highest-earning film of all time, after passing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Black Panther. It’s safe to expect its earnings will rise even higher, and it has the potential to become one of a handful of films that crossed the coveted $2 billion mark at the box office.

Avatar: The Way of Water premiered on December 16, after a 13-year-long wait, and we’ve seen it set several box office milestones following its release. After just 14 days in theatres, it became the sixth-fastest film to cross the billion-dollar mark and the fastest to do so in 2022. It’s currently the second highest-grossing film of 2022, but it’s close to passing Top Gun: Maverick, which earned $1.488 billion worldwide.