The sequel to Avatar continues to set box office records, even after losing the top spot at the box office for the first time since its premiere.
Avatar: The Way of the Water continues to break records after entering the top 4 highest grossing films in history globally, leaving behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The second installment of the James Cameron saga recently brought the director the honor of being the only one in history to have 3 of the 4 highest-grossing films on the list, as well as Titanic and the first installment of Avatar.
Now, according to Deadline, the film just passed $1.538 billion at the international box office, despite being beaten at the domestic box office by M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Knock at the hut, and the Paramount Pictures sports comedy 80 for Brady.
The way of the water is now the third highest-grossing film worldwide, putting Titanic on hold. But since Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s starring film returns to theaters next week to celebrate its 25th anniversary, it could soon be back on track. However, in the case of the 1997 classic and The way of the water succeed from Avengers: Endgame behind, it would mark a great moment in the director’s career.
Avatar 2 should also continue to be recognized throughout awards season, with the film being nominated for four Oscars. Although not the favorite to win the title of best picture, the film has a good chance in the categories of production design, sound and visual effects.
What is Avatar: The Way of Water about?
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, the sequel begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their children), the troubles that follow them, the lengths they go to protect themselves , the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure having to leave their home after being hunted by humans and posing a danger to all of Pandora.
Now living with the Sea Tribes, the Sullys must learn to find a new place in their world, develop new abilities, and connect with other beings and aspects of their planet while trying to stop the world’s growing threat. which Jake left but seems to be on the lookout all the time.
Avatar: The Way of the Water stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement and Oona Chaplin.