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“Avatar: The Way of Water” surpassed $2 billion in global ticket sales

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Every weekend, the Avatar sequel has climbed the box office charts, defying detractors time and time again to reach unexpected new thresholds and faster than anticipated to boot. At every step of the way, many journalists and pundits, as well as many moviegoers and online film communities, suggested that the odds were against the film making much more than $1 billion, $1.5 billion, $1.8 billion or $2 billion, depending on what he did.

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Few films managed to surpass that record

Only five movies in history have grossed more than $2 billion. and all but one were released in the last 13 years: Avatar (2009) with US$2.899 billion, Avengers: Endgame (2019) with US$2.794 billion, titanic (1997) with US$2.2 billion, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) with US$ 2.06 billion and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) with US$2.048 billion.

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In fact, of the 50 movies that grossed $1 billion or more at the box office, only three were released before 2006: Titanic, Jurassic Park (1993) with 1.45 million dollars and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), with US$1,027 million.

It is not yet clear if The Way of Water will raise enough until the end of the weekend to move to fifth place on the list of highest-grossing films of all timea position currently held Avengers: Infinity War with US$ 2.048 billion. But it’s only a matter of time before he does, by which time he too is within shooting distance of the US$2.064 billion he has to beat to take the No. 4 spot where he currently resides. Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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