By Josh Reilly B.
Avatar: The Way of Water took audiences by storm with its release in late 2022, earning a 77% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 92% audience rating. Perhaps more surprisingly, the Avatar sequel has earned over $1.9 billion worldwide, defying the expectations and predictions from some who claimed that it wouldn’t get anywhere near the total gross of the first outing.
The Way of Water still has quite a way to go before it catches up to the original, but this James Cameron film has quickly risen the box office charts since its release. Here are some of the highest grossing movies ever, with Avatar: The Way or Water holding quite an impressive place.
Before that, though, check out The HoloFiles’ review of Avatar: The Way of Water:
1. Avatar: $2.922 Billion
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
2. Avengers: Endgame: $2.79 Billion
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’s actions and undo the chaos to the universe, no matter what consequences may be in store, and no matter who they face…
3. Titanic: $2.19 Billion
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $2.069 Billion
As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.
5. Avengers: Infinity War: $2.048 Billion
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
6. Spider-Man: No Way Home: $1.916 Billion
With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
7. Avatar: The Way of Water: $1.903 Billion
Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the extrasolar moon Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their home.
8. Jurassic World: $1.67 Billion
A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.