Director James CameronJ avatar became the first film in history to gross $2.9 billion at the global box office, thanks to a two-week re-release in more than 40 markets ahead of the long-awaited sequel in December. Avatar: The Path of Water. With $18 million domestic and another $39 million from foreign territories, the latest re-release has brought the film’s worldwide gross to $2.905 billion.
The film’s running domestic total now stands at nearly $780 million — the fourth-biggest of all time, behind Spider-Man: No Way Home ($814 million) Avengers: Endgame ($858 million in 2019) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936 million in 2015). Adjusted for inflation, avatarAccording to box office tracking website The Numbers, the domestic total is $916 million.
This is the fourth time the film has been re-released in theaters, following its record-breaking original run that began in 2009. avatar It wasn’t the biggest film out of the gate, debuting to $77 million in its opening weekend, which was second for the month of December at the time. I am a legend. But the science fiction epic showed incredible footing over the next few months, eventually surpassing Cameron’s own Titanic It became the biggest film of all time, both domestically and internationally. They say the franchise has no cultural impact, but continued interest over the past decade proves otherwise.
A special extended edition was released in theaters in 2011, and grossed approximately $45 million worldwide. A smaller re-release targeting APAC regions followed in 2020, followed by a China-specific re-release in 2021. The movie was a big hit in the Middle Kingdom in 2009, but the pendulum swung all the way back. Decade since its release. In that decade, China became the world’s largest film market, attracting major Hollywood films to cater directly to local audiences. But strict restrictions in the post-pandemic era have limited the number of imports that are allowed to be exhibited there.
Thanks to this latest re-release, avatar It also extended its lead as the biggest film of all time at the global box office. It briefly went to the top spot end gamebefore reclaiming it with a Chinese re-release in 2021. end gameThe global total stands at $2.797 billion. Also included in the top five all-time list Titanic ($2.2 billion) The force awakens ($2.06 billion) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.04 billion).
the star Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Long, Michelle Rodriguezand Sigourney Weaver, avatar It is set in the 22nd century and tells a great story about colonialism and revolution. The film used the latest visual effects and introduced industry-changing possibilities for 3D viewing. The sequel will welcome new cast members as Cliff Curtis, Eddie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yu, Brandon Cowelland Vin Diesel. Set for release on December 16, Waterway was fired with Avatar 3; Two more sequels have been announced, which means that over the next decade, the original film will have multiple opportunities to pass $3 billion at the global box office. You can watch our interview with Cameron here, and stay tuned to Clayder for more updates.