At $2,243.3 million, Avatar: The Water Sense has already surpassed Titanic as the third highest-grossing film in cinema history, without accounting for inflation. The film, which opened last December, took just over two months to fill the position, which it has done considering Titanic’s theatrical re-release to mark its 25th anniversary. The relaunch took the film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, from a global collection of $2,194 million to $2,242.8 million, according to US media, based on data from Comscore, the company that checks the film’s revenue. were published.
The list of highest-grossing films in history is led by Avatar (2009) with $2,920 million, followed by Avengers: Endgame (2019) by the Russo brothers, which reached $2,790,000 million. The second part of Avatar is a far cry from the next one on the list and seems difficult to achieve. Nonetheless, these results make James Cameron the director of three of the four highest-grossing films in history. A few days ago, the director spoke to EL PAÍS about the box office results of his films: “The box office results are important to me because they mean that the audience enjoys what I do. Personally, I don’t have to earn more money.”
Disney was at higher risk, risking big in the production of a saga it bought by acquiring Fox. Specialist website Deadline Hollywood estimates the film cost around $460 million, and James Cameron pointed to GQ during the campaign Hin magazine that it was one of the “worst deals in history” as it “had to become the second or third highest sales in history” to get any money. Now that it’s complete, Disney can breathe a sigh of relief on the already filmed Avatar 3, which Cameron is post-producing in New Zealand and which will be released on December 20, 2024, starring Oscar nominee Michelle Yeoh (Everything Now Everywhere) and the Spaniard Oona Chaplin. Avatar 4 follows, of which Cameron shot about a third (since there will be a time warp) and is due for release in 2026, as well as Avatar 5, already written, for 2028, in which the characters will supposedly travel from Pandora to Earth. The water spirit is also battling for up to four Oscars, including best picture, at the March 12 gala as its commercial existence fades into legends.
The premiere of Avatar: The Sense of Water, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña (who has appeared in the top three films in history) and Sigourney Weaver, has given the 2022 film collection a major boost. In Spain, it took just 13 days to position itself as the highest-grossing film of all of last year and weeks ago reached the third national historical place, surpassed only by first avatar and 8 Basque surnames (2014). It also made the week following its premiere the week with the most viewers in theaters. At the same time, it had surpassed $1 billion in the rest of the world, becoming the sixth film in history to reach that mark in just two weeks.
The list of highest-grossing films in history continues with JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Awakening of the Force at fifth place ($2,071 million). Avengers: Infinity War is sixth ($2,052 million), followed by Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1,921 million), Jurassic World ($1,671 million), 2019’s The Lion King ($1,663 million), and The Avengers . in tenth place (1,520 million). Disney therefore has seven of the 10 titles.
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