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Avatar: The Way of the Water Breaks $2 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

Avatar: The Way of the Water Breaks $2 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

Avatar: The Way of the Water Breaks $2 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

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Avatar: The Way of Water showed no sign of letting up its box office dominance, grossing an estimated $19.7 million (roughly Rs. 160 crore) in its sixth weekend in North America, industry watchdog Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. James Cameron’s sci-fi epic thus surpassed the $2 billion mark (about Rs 16,230 crore) worldwide, the best of the pandemic era, with cumulative ticket sales of 598 million (about Rs. 4,852 crore) in the United States and Canada, and $1.42 billion (about Rs. 11,522 crore) elsewhere in the world.

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This makes the Disney/20th Century Studios film only the sixth film to surpass the $2 billion mark (unadjusted for inflation), though it still trails the all-time leader, the original Avatar, from $1.5 billion (about Rs. 12,171 crore). The original 2009 film is the highest-grossing debut film of all time, having collected $2.9 billion (about Rs. 23,530 crore).

Showing considerable momentum after a five-week absence, Universal Pictures’ family Puss in Boots: The Last Wish rose one spot from last weekend to rank second, at 11.5 million. dollars (about Rs. 93 crore) for the period from Friday to Sunday.

Down a place there was a scary doll thriller M3GAN from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, at $9.8 million (about Rs. 80 crore). The title doll of the film, created to accompany a young orphan girl, gradually takes on a frightening life.

Ranking fourth was Sony Pictures’ new release, Missing, at $9.3 million (about Rs. 75 crore). Storm Reid stars as a teenage girl desperate to find her mother (Nia Long) after she goes missing while vacationing in Colombia.

David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research called the opening “impressive” for a crime thriller, adding, “The reviews are excellent.”

And in fifth place, down one place from last weekend, was Sony’s A Man Called Otto feel-good, at $9 million (roughly Rs. 73 crore). Tom Hanks plays the title curmudgeon, a character based on the popular Swedish novel “A Man Called Ove.”

Rounding out the top 10 were:

Airplane ($5.3 million)

House Party ($1.8 million)

This Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ($1.5 Million)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ($1.4 million)

The Whale ($1.3 million)

Avatar: The Way of Water is in theaters worldwide. In India, Avatar 2 is available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.


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