Despite being a sequel that came out 13 years too late, it looks like the movie-going audience still loves the Avatar franchise. Avatar: The Way of Water has defied the odds and has surpassed Spider-Man: No Way Home to be the sixth biggest Box Office movie of all time.
According to the latest data received from Box Office Mojo, Avatar: The Way of Water has now earned $2,026,675,670 worldwide. The only movies that have made more than The Way of Water are Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, Avengers: Endgame and Avatar (2009).
With this in mind, director James Cameron has made history with these latest numbers. He is the only director in history to have three movies that have grossed over $2 billion worldwide. The closest directors to achieve similar success are the Russo Bros. who directed both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Actress Zoe Saldana has also made history too. She’s the only actor or actress to have four films gross over $2 billion. She has starred in Avatar, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Avatar: The Way of Water.
At this rate, Avatar: The Way of Water is projected to overtake the worldwide earnings of both Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It remains to be seen if the new film can take over the $2.2 billion from Titanic which James Cameron also directs.
Due to the success of Avatar: The Way of Water, three more sequels will be released later this decade. The third movie will reportedly include the addition of a new fire tribe.