After just two weeks in cinemas, Avatar: The Way of Water has reached the USD 1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
With this, the second Avatar movie is now one of the highest-grossing films of 2022, and it’s the third movie of 2022 to reach the billion-dollar mark. The other two are Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion.
A film grossing USD 1 billion makes it a certified hit for most movies, but this new Avatar movie is an exception. Given its huge budget and marketing costs, analysts believe that the film needs to earn USD 1.5 billion to break even.
Though given its trajectory, The Way of Water is likely to reach that milestone soon, thus likely guaranteeing the other Avatar sequels’ production.
The Way of Water is the sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 hit sci-fi movie Avatar. It was released in cinemas in the Philippines on December 14, 2022.
The film’s premise is described as:
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” tells the story of the Sully family — Jake (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), and their kids. As they settle on the planet of Pandora, a familiar threat returns to finish what their family started, bringing Jake and Neytiri together with the army of the Na’vi race to protect their home.
Meanwhile, its cast includes:
- Sam Worthington (“Jake Sully”)
- Zoe Saldaña (“Neytiri Sully”)
- Sigourney Weaver (“Kiri”)
- Stephen Lang (“Miles Quaritch”)
- Cliff Curtis (“Tonowari”)
- Joel David Moore (“Norm Spellman”)
- CCH Pounder (“Mo’at”)
- Edie Falco (“General Frances Ardmore”)
- Jemaine Clement (“Dr. Ian Garvin”)
- Giovanni Ribisi (“Parker Selfridge”)
- Kate Winslet (“Ronal”)
In case you haven’t seen it yet, you can still watch the film in select cinemas in the Philippines, including IMAX and 4DX theaters.
Source: Box Office Mojo