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Avatar 2: The Way Of Water Now 7th Biggest Movie In History Worldwide

After its fourth weekend in theaters, The Way of Water continues to put up massive box office numbers.


Avatar: The Way of Water is now the seventh biggest movie in the history of the world. After its fourth weekend in theaters, the sequel has now earned $1.7 billion globally.

It has now surpassed 2019's The Lion King ($1.663 billion) and 2015's Jurassic World ($1.672 billion). The movie has earned the bulk of its box office results from international markets ($1.19 billion) compared to its domestic results ($516 million), according to Deadline, which supplied all the box office numbers.

For its international release, The Way of Water's biggest markets are China ($188.3 million), France ($107.2 million), Germany ($92.6 million), Korea ($85.6 million), and the UK ($69.1 million). The Way of Water is the fifth biggest movie in history based on international box office receipts, trailing only the 2009 original Avatar, Avengers: Endgame, Titanic, and Avengers: Infinity War.

The Way of Water is performing well in North America, too, where it just recently passed $500 million.

Writer-director James Cameron now has three of the top ten movies in history based on box office numbers. The 2009 Avatar remains the highest-grossing movie ever, with $2.922 billion, while his 1997 film Titanic earned $2.2 billion. You can see the full top 10 list of biggest movies ever below.

Thanks to The Way of Water's huge success at the box office, Cameron is moving ahead with his planned sequels, beginning with Avatar 3 in 2024. That movie was already filmed, and some parts of Avatar 4 have been shot, too.

In other news, Ubisoft's Avatar game, Frontiers of Pandora, is on the way this year.

Top 10 Highest-Grossing Movies All Time Worldwide

  1. Avatar -- $2.92 billion
  2. Avengers: Endgame -- $2.79 billion
  3. Titanic -- $2.2 billion
  4. Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens -- $2.069 billion
  5. Avengers: Infinity War -- $2.048 billion
  6. Spider-Man: No Way Home -- $1.916 billion
  7. Avatar: The Way of Water -- $1.7 billion
  8. Jurassic World -- $1.671 billion
  9. The Lion King -- $1.66 billion
  10. The Avengers -- $1.518 billion

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