James Cameron’s sequel, Avatar: The Way of the Water, which came after 13 years, is waiting for official figures to go down in history as the 5th film to exceed the $ 2 billion threshold in worldwide box office receipts.
The first Avatar movie, which was released in 2009 as the first three-dimensional film in the history of cinema, made a rapid entry into the lists that were not yet captured by the superhero universes at that time. The production, which reached the summit as the most watched movie in history in the first year of its release; released in 2019, 10 years after it Avengers: Endgame was left behind.
This success of the first Avatar movie, which was released several more times regionally due to the Avengers rivalry; director James CameronIt became one of the biggest motivations for continuing the story (Titanic, another movie that Avatar made it to the top, was also made by Cameron). The sequel, The Way of Water, which comes 13 years later; counting the days to reach the success of the first film.
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Although the second film in the series received serious criticism in terms of the script, as was the case with the first film, it was praised for its technical success that exceeded experimentalism in terms of character motivations and visual effects that met the expectations of the general audience. As a result of all this, the film has created an expectation that spread over the years created by the first film. About to exceed the 2 billion dollars threshold (to be official in the week of January 23).
Avatar: Water’s Way, watched in movie theaters by 2 million 17 thousand people in 5 weeks in Turkey, thus earned a total box office revenue of 137 million 843 thousand TL (Box Office Turkey). In other words, an audience who wants to go to a movie in Turkey, average ticket price of 68.3 TL paid. Also for the first Avatar movie, which was released in Turkey for 52 weeks. average ticket price of 12.6 TL had been paid.
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The highest grossing movies in history:
- Avatar (2009): $2.92 billion
- Avengers: Endgame (2019) $2.79 billion
- Titanic (1997): $2.10 billion
- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2018): $2.07 billion
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018): $2.05 billion
- Avatar: Path of Water (2022): $1.95 billion
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021): $1.92 billion
- Jurassic World (2015): $1.67 billion
- The Lion King (2019): $1.66 billion
- Avengers (2012): $1.52 billion
If Avatar: The Way of the Water grosses another $435 million at the box office this weekend, which is no big deal; It will be listed as the 5th most watched movie in history and will surpass Avengers: Infinity War.
Titanic, which is in the top 5 of the list, and both Avatar movies are directed by James Cameron. In addition, Cameron acts as the screenwriter and producer of all Avatar movies.