James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has crossed $1 billion at the global box office in just 14 days, becoming the fastest release to break this mark since Spider-Man: No Way Home in December 2021, and the fastest in 2022. James Cameron’s epic adventure became the sixth film in history to cross the $1 billion mark in its first two weeks in theaters, and the fourth Disney release to do so.
With this kind of success by the end of its second week in theaters, Avatar: The Way of Water has overtaken Jurassic World: Dominion to become the #2 highest-grossing movie of 2022 and #3 since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Internationally, Cameron’s film is closing in on Top Gun: Maverick with $770 million, and Avatar: The Way of Water is likely to collect even more, making it the No. 1 international release in 2022 and the No. 2 international release during the pandemic.
In the US market, despite disruptions caused by storm Elliott, the earnings of Avatar: The Way of Water exceeded $300 million.