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Milestones keep coming Avatar: The Road of Water.
James Cameron’s blockbuster is now the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time at the global box office after surpassing the $2.071 billion mark of the worldwide box office. Star Wars: The Force Awakensnot adjusted for inflation. water path ended Friday with a global cume of $2.074 billion, meaning Cameron has directed three of the four highest-grossing films of all time. Disney, the successor company Avatar franchise when it took over 20th Century Fox, likewise, dominated the higher positions on the list.
All-time list topped by Cameron original Avatar ($2.92 billion), followed by Marvel’s Avengers: Game over ($2.79 billion) and Cameron’s Titanic (2.194 billion USD).
Box office analysts believe water path will eventually pass Titanic despite being a 3D remastered version of Titanic will be re-released next week in time for Valentine’s Day (Paramount is handling the domestic re-release, while Disney and 20th Century have international missions). Through Sunday, water pathIts worldwide total is $2.117 billion.
Since its premiere in theaters worldwide in mid-December, avatar 2 surpassed all expectations after what some consider a mediocre opening.
For instance, the film easily held the No. 1 spot in North America this weekend with a domestic gross of $15.7 million from 3,600 theaters for a domestic cume of $621 million. Overseas, it made another sensational $42.4 million to boast overseas sales of $1.496 billion.
A variety of solid holdings are also high on the charts, including The Cat Goes Out: The Last Wish, A man named Otto and M3GAN. Indian movies Pathaan also made the top 5 with $6.3 million to $6.9 million.
Brandon Cronenberg’s Hard Thriller R infinity pool It opened at No. 8 with $2.7 million at 1,830 screens. The film Neon had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last week, though audiences were shown a cut NC-17 film. The version in theaters in North America has been retooled for certain parts to receive an R rating.
Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrista special event showing at 1,835 theaters, followed in ninth place with $2.2 million – $2.4 million for Fathom. Billie Eilish: Live at O2similarly, a special event, expected to grow from $1.2 million to $1.3 million from just 600 runs (concert image only plays on Fridays) .
At the special box office, Sarah Polley’s women talking increased the number of theaters to 707 locations after earning several top Oscar nominations, including best picture. The acclaimed film, from MGM, grossed $1 million for a domestic cume of $4.5 million.
Other films that made it to the Best Picture category include Avatar, was widely shown in cinemas, with many films already available at home. However, some are expanding their number of locations in the hope of seeing a push from best picture or other top nominations.
Such a movie is To Leslie, an independent film starring Andrea Riseborough barely made a profit last October when it was released in 28 theaters or more. But after a celebrity-driven grassroots campaign saw Riseborough unexpectedly receive an Oscar nomination for best actress, the film will return to six theaters this weekend. According to unofficial estimates, few people will watch To Leslie. People with access to the numbers say the film made $250,000 or less from six theaters.
More to come.