Avatar: The Way of Water has now officially surpassed Top Gun: Maverick to become the No. 1 movie of 2022 on a worldwide basis. The new James Cameron film has now brought in $1.516 billion worldwide to surpass Maverick ($1.488 billion) as 2022’s biggest release. The Way of Water passed $1.5 billion at the global box office after three weeks in theaters.
The Way of Water also climbed past 2015’s Furious 7 ($1.15 billion) to become the No. 10 movie of all time based on global box office results. According to Deadline, The Way of Water will pass The Avengers ($1.518 billion) next to continue to climb the charts and reach. No. 9 all time.
Outside of the United States, The Way of Water is performing best in China, where it’s made $168.6 million, followed by France ($96.1 million), Korea ($78.2 million), Germany ($76.5 million), and the UK ($60.9 million).
The 2009 original Avatar is the highest-grossing movie of all time at the global box office, with $2.92 billion. Another movie written and directed by Cameron–Titanic–ranks No. 3 all time with $2.2 billion. You can see the full top 10 list below, as compiled by BoxOfficeMojo.
Avatar 3 will follow next in December 2024, and in a big change, it will feature evil Na’vi. Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 are planned, but not yet confirmed. Even if they do get made, Cameron might not direct them.
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Top 10 Movies All Time At Global Box Office
- Avatar — $2.92 billion
- Avengers: Endgame — $2.79 billion
- Titanic — $2.20 billion
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens — $2.069 billion
- Avengers: Infinity Ward — $2.048 billion
- Spider-Man: No Way Home — $1.916 billion
- Jurassic World — $1.671 billion
- The Lion King — $1.633 billion
- The Avengers — $1.518 billion
- Avatar: The Way of Water — $1.516 billion
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