avatar the way of water
Image via 20th Century Studios

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ becomes the second-fastest movie outside of the MCU to reach $1 billion

Will that be enough to please James Cameron?

Even though it scored upwards of $400 million in three days, and took only 10 to pass $850 million, accusations were still being leveled that Avatar: The Way of Water remained in danger of bombing at the box office.

Recommended Videos

In a rare defense of the haters, it was an understandable reaction when James Cameron’s return to Pandora is the single most expensive production in the history of cinema, and the director admitted that it needed to become one of the highest-grossing releases of all-time simply to turn a profit.

It looks as though the Titanic and Terminator architect will get his wish, though, after the Avatar sequel became the second-fastest feature that isn’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to race past the billion-dollar barrier at the box office. It’s good enough for fifth overall, but we’ll ignore Kevin Feige’s outfit for the first instance seeing as Cameron can’t stop talking about it.

The quickest flicks to breach the 10-figure barrier are Avengers: Endgame, Infinity War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which managed to accomplish the impressive feat in five, 11, 12, and 12 days respectively. For comparison, The Way of Water is on day 13 – which puts it on a par with Jurassic World – and it’s proven to be anything but a bad omen for Cameron’s sci-fi spectacular.

The burning question is of course how high it can fly, with $2 billion definitely not out of the question given that Cameron’s output tends to hang around the box office Top 10 for weeks if not months on end, even if it may not come close to matching its predecessor.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Read Article Marvel’s ‘Vision’ series release window, cast, plot, and more
White Vision shoots a blue beam of energy from his forehead while flying over Westview in the WandaVision finale.
Read Article Who is Blonde Phantom? Taylor Swift’s rumored Marvel character, explained
Blonde Phantom/Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at La Defense on May 09, 2024
Read Article ‘Kraven the Hunter’ producer claims the new December release date is ideal, but he’ll be fighting the one lion he can’t kill
aaron taylor-johnson kraven the hunter
Read Article ‘A sequel to ‘Battlefield Earth’: Ryan Reynolds spells out exactly what we can expect from ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’
Screengrab of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in the upcoming 'Deadpool & Wolverine' movie.
Related Content
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘X-Men’ reboot breakthrough leaves everyone saying the same thing as OG Avenger’s comeback finally assembles
Cyclops in X-Men 97/Avengers 2012
Read Article Marvel’s ‘Vision’ series release window, cast, plot, and more
White Vision shoots a blue beam of energy from his forehead while flying over Westview in the WandaVision finale.
Read Article Who is Blonde Phantom? Taylor Swift’s rumored Marvel character, explained
Blonde Phantom/Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at La Defense on May 09, 2024
Read Article ‘Kraven the Hunter’ producer claims the new December release date is ideal, but he’ll be fighting the one lion he can’t kill
aaron taylor-johnson kraven the hunter
Read Article ‘A sequel to ‘Battlefield Earth’: Ryan Reynolds spells out exactly what we can expect from ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’
Screengrab of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in the upcoming 'Deadpool & Wolverine' movie.
Author
Scott Campbell
News, reviews, interviews. To paraphrase Keanu Reeves; Words. Lots of words.