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“Avatar: The Way of Water” Enters the New Year Dominating at the Box Office

Avatar: The Way of Water continues to show its strength at the box office over the weekend leading into the New Year. To date, the sequel to Avatar has pulled in $1.38 billion globally. Domestically over New Year’s weekend, the film is projected to bring in $63.4 million. Internationally it is projected to bring in $82.4 million throughout the four day weekend (many people get Monday off).

In total, Avatar: The Way of Water has made $421.6 million domestically and $956.9 million internationally. Its $1.38 billion haul now makes it the 15th most successful film of all time. It currently sits behind Black Panther and just ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish came in second at the box office over the weekend with $21.7 million over the four-day weekend. This was followed by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which earned $6.5 million over the weekend. Domestically, Wakanda Forever has earned $438 million to date and $818.5 million globally. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody took the fourth spot with $5.4 million and Babylon rounds out the top five with an expected four day earnings of $3.6 million.

At this point in the game, the original Avatar had garnered $350 million domestically after a much slower start than the sequel. It, however, continued to grow with time and ultimately would become the number one film of all time. 13 years later, Avatar: The Way of Water isn’t expected to garner the $2.9 billion globally that the original did. However, it could end up surpassing Spider-Man: No Way Home’s $1.9 billion, currently the strongest theatrical run since the pandemic.

Have you seen Avatar: The Way of Water in theaters yet? What did you think of it? If you haven’t seen it in theaters yet, are you planning on it? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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