'Avatar 2' becomes the world's fourth highest-grossing film
Avatar: The Way of the Water continued to dominate the North American box office with over $15 million in revenue this weekend, according to estimates on Sunday by the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of all time.
The feature film by James Cameron “is number 1 for seven weeks […], a feat that has not been equaled” since the director released the first Avatar in 2009, said the firm on Twitter.
Strong revenues in the rest of the world – including 237 million in sales in China – helped propel Avatar: The Way of the Waterthe world's fourth-highest-grossing film, with 2.117 billion (unadjusted for inflation).
That means James Cameron now has his name on three of those four top-grossing films:< em>Avatar, Titanic and Avatar: The Way of Water. Avengers: Endgame, from Disney and Marvel studios, comes in second place on the podium.
The highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster is set more than a decade after the events of the first film and set in an aquatic space.
Running in second place this weekend is < em>Puss in Boots 2: The Final Quest, with $10.6 million. In this children's film from the world of the Shrek saga, the feline embarks on an epic adventure to restore its nine lives.
Third, The worst neighbor in the world, starring Tom Hanks ($6.8 million).
Thriller M3GAN, the story of a creepy robot doll, is in fourth place after garnering $6.4 million.
Newcomer Pathaan, an Indian action film, climbed to fifth place, with $5.9 million.
Here is the rest of the Top 10:
6. Missing: Disturbing Disappearance (5.7 million)
7. Mayday (3.8 million)
8. Infinity Pool (2.7 million)
9. Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist (2.3 million)
10. The Wandering Earth 2 (1.4 million)