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Thanks To Re-Release, Titanic Pushes Avatar 2 Down To No. 4 All Time At Box Office

The only person who can stop James Cameron at the box office is James Cameron.


The last couple of months at the US box office has seen Avatar: The Way of Water break new records, with the film eventually rising up to become the third-highest grossing movie of all time, globally. The bad news for director James Cameron is that Avatar 2 has slipped back to fourth place in the rankings, and he has no one to blame but himself.

A recent re-release of Titanic saw fans flock back to theaters for a new Valentine's weekend viewing of the 1997 classic, with the film earning over $6.4 million in ticket sales domestically and $15.9 million internationally. Still clocking in at a butt-numbing three and 15 minutes in length, this version of the film is being screened in 3D 4K HDR with a high-frame rate. With a combined total of $22.3 million from that weekend release, that was enough for Titanic to reclaim its spot on the charts and send Avatar 2 back to fourth place.

Cameron still has plenty of reasons to smile though, as out of the top five highest-grossing movies of all time, three of them are movies that he directed. Cameron is now moving ahead with his planned sequels, beginning with Avatar 3 in 2024. According to the rest of the weekend results (via Box Office Mojo), very little changed in the US top ten.

Magic Mike's Last Dance gyrated to first place and over $8 million in ticket sales from 1,500 locations, Avatar 2 climbed back up from third to second place, and thriller Knock at the Cabin fell from first to fifth place. Other films like M3GAN, A Man Called Otto, and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish remained in the top ten, while Missing remained firm in eighth place.

February 10-12 US Box Office Results

  • Magic Mike's Last Dance - $8.2 million
  • Avatar: The Way of Water - $6.8 million
  • Titanic - $6.4 million
  • 80 for Brady - $6 million
  • Knock at the Cabin - $5.501 million
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish - $5.5 million
  • A Man Called Otto - $2.625 million
  • Missing - $2.6 million
  • M3GAN - $2.3 million
  • Plane - $1.1 million
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