‘Avatar’ Sequel Dethrones ‘Star Wars’ in Box Office Records

Avatar: The Way of Water is STILL breaking records, nearly 7 weeks after its theatrical release in mid-December last year.


Now, the film has reached a critical milestone that solidifies its hugely successful reputation and gives Disney some pretty impressive bragging rights.

Disney reported on January 30th that Avatar: The Way of Water is now the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. It passed Star Wars: The Force Awakens to claim that spot.


This is an important achievement for the film, as James Cameron reportedly told Disney that the movie had to be “the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” in order to break even with its budget (Variety).


The Way of Water remained in the number one spot at the domestic box office for seven weekends in a row, which hasn’t happened to a movie since the original Avatar‘s release in 2009. The sequel has also been nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Disney has released three of the top five highest-grossing films of all time, including Avengers: Endgame (in the second place spot), Avatar: The Way of Water (fourth), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (fifth). Disney now owns the first Avatar movie (the first highest-grossing film) and has also acquired distribution rights to Titanic (the third highest-grossing), which means they now own all five of the top highest-grossing films.


Of those five films, James Cameron directed three (both Avatars and Titanic).

We’ll continue to watch for more updates from Disney, so stay tuned to AllEars for the latest news!

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Have you seen Avatar: The Way of Water yet? Let us know in the comments.

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One Reply to “‘Avatar’ Sequel Dethrones ‘Star Wars’ in Box Office Records”

  1. Yes, I have seen it twice and could see again. It is wonderful. My daughter loved it too, 17, as with the children element it pulls in a whole different demographic. Excited for future films. Plus, excited to visit Pandora again with fresh eyes.