Does ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ deserve to be the highest-grossing film?
You can like the film or not but Avatar: The Way of Water is officially considered to be the highest-grossing film of 2022. We can all agree that due to the level of production behind and the nostalgia Avatar brings to us, it was definitely going to be a box office hit, but why was it the highest-grossing film? And more importantly, how much money are we talking about? As usual, here’s all you need to know.
Although the movie was impressive, it was also completely predictable since, before Avengers: Endgame in 2019 Avatar was the highest-grossing film in history. We’re talking about an entire decade where this movie stayed unbeatable in terms of profits. Maybe that was the reason why Avatar: The Way of Water took so long in premier, the first one really did leave a high standard to beat.
While some of us are barely surviving this world, James Cameron can say that he’s directed two of the highest-grossing movies of all time! Undoubtedly Cameron’s net worth would reach billions eventually, but would it take him to produce another movie to get there? Let’s take a look at Avatar: The Way of Water‘s economic success.
Why do people love Avatar?
It doesn’t matter if you are a science fiction lover or you even hate the genre, there’s a high probability that you’ll still love Avatar: The Way of Water. But why? The answer is simple: James Cameron knows what he’s doing and both movies of Avatar can highly reflect situations all humans go through. It’s impossible not to feel questioned after processing such a storyline.
Avatar: The Way of Water was supposed to release in 2015, nevertheless the new effects for the sequel were taking a little longer. This time most of the film develops in water scenarios which demanded to generate of new technologies, which honestly is one of the main reasons why people love Avatar. When films reach that level of professionality in special effects it’s just impossible not to love them.
It’s equally funny & scary how sometimes the more fantastic a story is, the more reliable it becomes with the actual world. The truth is reality can be as fantastic or dystopian depending on which side we are standing on and how dark or illuminated our perception is. Cameron has shown us all through both films of Avatar that reality does get over fiction, especially when it brings hundreds of millions in profits.
Avatar: The Way of Water was released in cinemas last December 16th and was soon considered to be the highest-grossing film of 2022. We love Avatar for all we’ve mentiAvatar: The Way of Water and above, but the truth is that there were other 2022 box offices to compete with soon surpassed the box office of other successful titles like Top Gun: Maverick starring Tom Cruise.
Only in the movie’s first three weeks in theaters, profits ranked $1.51 billion worldwide since its release on December 16th. Specialists don’t expect the hype to lower, on the contrary, this film is expected to continue ranking in ticket sales and even get a firm grip on IMAX. Honestly, it’s mind-blowing for a three-hour film to get all that success when a regular postmodern attention span is of two seconds.
To date, director James Cameron has made $350 million only from Avatar’s first movie. Since 2009 Cameron has still gained considerable economic profits only from one movie, we’re not even talking about Titanic nor all his other thrilling films. Considering this data, Cameron’s net worth will surely top billions only from profits made from Avatar: The Way of Water.