Maverick” as the world’s most successful film of 2022
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Slow and steady wins the race, especially when you’re James Cameron and the world always seems skeptical of your chances. It means never bet against Cameron. Still, experts did only that in the opening week of Avatar: The Way Of Water when it opened at $134 million domestically, far short of the early $170 million projections. Box office watchers and film analysts were quick to say that Cameron and the “Avatar” franchise were in trouble.
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But trimmed to 22 days later, Avatar: The Way Of Water is now the highest-grossing film of 2022, knocking Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick off that milestone. Currently the movie exceeded $1.5 billion (exact figures to be finalized), has passed the $1 billion mark with only overseas figures and has now cracked the top ten highest-grossing films of all time, removing “Furious 7” from tenth place. Keep in mind that it’s already hit those numbers in less than four weeks in theaters, and has plenty of juice in the tank through March (and a little contest in February) with no real box office competition.
“The Way Of Water” is just a juggernaut that accumulates big numbers week in and week out as well as weekends. Updated projections for the film put it at between $2.2 billion and $2.8 billion (yes, that’s a lot, but it’s hard to tell what kind of legs it might have). Domestically, “Avatar 2” costs $464.9 million, but it’ll crack the domestic top 20 all-time in a day or two. At this rate and trajectory – with big wins hitting every day like the movie that grossed the highest Tuesday ever in North America – and little competition to speak of, The Way Of Water will likely top the $650 million Brand surpasses home brand and could go on to $800 million.
Right now it’s all about how high The Way Of Water can go, with the $2 billion mark basically on the horizon. If it even hits the low end of the $2.2 billion prediction mark, it would be the third highest-grossing film of all time, trumping another little-known James Cameron film, Titanic, from that position. So, yes, it must be repeated: never bet against James Cameron.