Not only does James Cameron’s new film surpass the $2 billion mark globally, it also becomes the sixth-best box office hit of all time, surpassing Spider-Man No Way Home which finished at just over $1.9 billion. .
A run to boxoffice which has never stopped since it came out in cinemas around the world around mid-December. In just over a month, Avatar: The Way of Waterthe second chapter of the saga of James Cameronhas reached the fateful quota of $2 billion at the worldwide box office (the official announcement will arrive in a few hours when the weekend data will be definitive), also becoming the sixth highest grossing film of all timedavanti a Spider-Man No Way Home.
Should Cameron’s film hold out a little longer at the box office, piling up another 100 millionwould also surpass its two closest “competitors”, namely Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and become the fourth best result evergiving to its director another incredible record, having 3 films among the top 4 grossers of all time. The current ranking, in fact, sees in first place the Avatar with 2,923,706,026 and in third place Titanic with $2,194,690,964 total.
Avatar: the future of the saga is assured
With these numbers, James Cameron’s Pandorian saga seems to have no obstacles ahead of it that could prevent its continuation. Se Avatar 3 was already a securityhaving been filmed simultaneously with The Way of the Watereven chapters 4 and 5, scheduled for 2026 and 2028 respectively, should have no problems getting to the big screen.
On the next chapter, scheduled for 2024, we already have several details, leaked in recent weeks. What we already know about Avatar 3 is that it will allow us to discover a new people, that of fire, much more warlike than the other Na’vis. James Cameron in fact wants to demonstrate that on Pandora there are not only good natives and that some can be cruel. The idea for Cameron is to reverse the roles, demonstrating that there is good in humans too (those who come down from the sky). Recently, in an interview with Variety, James Cameron explained that JakeSully will give way to Lo’ak as narrator. Similarly, producer Jon Landau also revealed some details about the plot of Avatar 5 (not yet filmed, but already written), in particular the fact that Neytiri will go to Earth to be able to discover the planet where Jake Sully comes from .