Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Avatar 2 leads in North America and exceeds USD 1,000 million worldwide

In this file photo taken on December 12, 2022, US actress Zoe Saldana arrives at the premiere of “Avatar: The Way of Water” at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. Photo: The Hour/AFP

Industry watchdog Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday that “Avatar 2” grossed an estimated $82.4 million this weekend in North America, surpassing $1 billion in ticket sales in record time.

In four days, the science fiction film grossed $440.5 million in the United States and Canada, and $957 million overseas. Only a half-dozen films topped $1 billion in their first two weeks.

Avatar, the first sequel film directed by James Cameron, earned $2.9 billion; a record number.

The animated film “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” finished second with $22 million at the box office between Friday and Monday.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the blockbuster sequel to Marvel’s 2018 Afro-futurist film, grossed $6.5 million and finished third. It collected $436 million in eight weeks.

Singer Whitney Houston’s biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” was fourth with $5.4 million, and “Babylon” was fifth with $3.6 million.

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