James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water crossed the $2 billion mark at the global box office on Sunday. Thus, Cameron is the only director in the history of cinema, whose three films have crossed the huge financial milestone.
This is Cameron’s third film that has reached this mark at the international box office. The first Avatar collected $2.9 billion, Titanic – $2.1 billion.
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER’ has officially crossed $2B at the worldwide Box Office. pic.twitter.com/Axjo2W2zua
— Avatar Sequels (@avatarsequelsbr) January 22, 2023
There are only three movies that have exceeded $2 billion, and all of them belong to Disney. They are Avengers: Endgame (#2, $2.7B), Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (#4, $2.071B) and Avengers: Infinity War (#5, $2.052B). Avatar 2 became the sixth highest-grossing film in history.
Prior to this achievement, Cameron shared the top spot with the Russo brothers, who directed both Avengers films, but now he has surpassed them as well.
Time it took to reach $2 billion at the box office:
Titanic: 5,233 days
Force Awakens: 54 days
Infinity War: 48 days
Avatar: 47 days
Avatar 2: 37 days
Endgame: 11 days
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) January 22, 2023
Avatar 2 hit theaters just over a month ago — so it’s racked up a huge amount of tickets in record time. Although, technically, Russo did it faster. It took 37 days for The Way of Water to cross the $2 billion mark, 2019’s Avengers: Endgame earned that amount in an impressive 11 days.
Avatar: The Way of Water has already become a profitable film. At a time when the box office isn’t what it used to be, James Cameron is staying true to himself. And blockbusters.