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Avatar: The Way Of Water Takes Down Spidey On All-Time List

Sorry Spider-Man, Jake Sully and the crew from Avatar: The Way Of Water just passed you by on the all-time box office list.

Avatar: The Way of Water continues to climb the list of biggest films ever at the box office, and now another superhero has followed. Only a year after Spider-Man: No Way Home became the sixth highest-grossing film ever at the worldwide box office, it was dethroned by James Cameron. Avatar now has made $1.92 billion worldwide, and after this coming weekend should become only the sixth film ever to cross the $2 billion mark at the box office. Not bad for a film most of social media claimed: "doesn't make a cultural impact." The only lesson here is never again to doubt Cameron.

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Tuk (Trinity Bliss) in 20th Century Studios' AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Avatar Keeps Proving Doubters Wrong

"Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, "Avatar: The Way of Water" begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the Lightstorm Entertainment Production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Kate Winslet. Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film's executive producers."

As we have been saying, anyone who looked at that opening weekend being a bit soft and wrote that this was a failure is dead wrong. Now that it has reached the doorstep of $2 billion, and with a combined just under $5 billion across two movies, we can say that even if it is just an example of "event" moviegoing, it is time to call this what it is: one of the most successful movie franchises of all-time.

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Jeremy KonradAbout Jeremy Konrad

Jeremy Konrad has written about collectibles and film for almost ten years. He has a deep and vast knowledge of both. He resides in Ohio with his family.
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