Haven’t you gone to see Avatar 2 at the cinema yet? Avatar: The Sense of Water is the sequel to Avatar, the highest-grossing film in history, which regained its position a few months ago after its theatrical re-release (sorry, Avengers: Endgame, it was nice while it lasted). The second part of the saga has not replicated the result obtained by its predecessor, but it follows it closely.
According to Deadline, the new James Cameron film would be about (if it hasn’t already) to become the sixth highest-grossing film in history. This Monday, the film had collected 1.916,2 million dollars worldwide, which would place it very close to the last superhero movie starring a kid with spider powers.
It’s been a pleasure, Peter Parker
1.921 billion dollars. This is the figure that Avatar: The Sense of Water will have to surpass to snatch the position from Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latest Spider-Man film resulting from the collaboration between Sony, owner of its audiovisual rights, and Marvel (ex-owner of its audiovisual rights).
According to Deadline’s forecast, The Sense of Water should have already surpassed the spider-sense of our friend and neighbor Spider-Man, or is about to do so. This Monday alone, James Cameron’s film grossed $9.5 million outside the United States, making it already the fifth highest-grossing film in history beyond the borders of the American country.
For the moment, and until further notice, the Avatar sequel enjoys a more than decent seventh place, which only very few films in history can reach. A success that is largely due to its good reception in China, where it already exceeds 200 million dollars and is, to date, its main market.
However, its good box office sales could pose a slight problem for those who want to enjoy the film from the comfort of their homes. So far, Disney has not announced a release date on its platform, Disney+, and it would be expected that the company would extend the film’s box office time in order to get the maximum benefit, delaying its release on the streaming platform beyond the normal deadline, which is usually 45 days after theatrical release.