In its sixth weekend on the field workplace, Disney/twentieth Century’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” has handed $2 billion in world grosses, making it the sixth movie in historical past and a document third from director James Cameron to achieve the milestone earlier than inflation adjustment. It now stands with a world complete of $2.02 billion after including an estimated $76 million this weekend.
“Avatar: The Approach of Water” joins Cameron’s authentic “Avatar” from 2009 and his 1997 Finest Image winner “Titanic,” together with 2015’s “Star Wars: The Power Awakens,” 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity Struggle,” and 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” It wants simply $28 million to cross “Infinity Struggle” for the No. 5 spot on the all-time world charts.
“Avatar 2” added $19.8 million from home grosses this weekend, placing its North America complete at $598 million. It at present stands thirteenth on the all-time home charts and wishes $25 million to enter the highest 10. When it does, it can knock out Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers,” which spent almost 11 years on the highest 10 listing.
Whereas “Avatar 2” has stood unchallenged on the prime of the charts, Common/DreamWorks’ “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is displaying exceptional legs, including $11.5 million to deliver its complete to $126.4 million home and $297 million worldwide. That is regardless of the movie’s availability as a digital rental, displaying how nicely it’s performing with each basic and household audiences in search of an excellent time at theaters.
One other Common launch, Atomic Monster/Blumhouse’s “M3GAN,” can be holding nicely with $9.8 million in its third weekend, giving the low-budget horror movie a $72 million home and $127 million world complete. Common has greenlit a sequel for launch in January 2025.
In fourth is the weekend’s lone newcomer, Sony/Display Gems’ screen-based thriller “Lacking.” Made on a $7 million manufacturing finances and co-produced by Stage 6 Movies, the movie is a standalone sequel to the 2018 movie “Looking” and has opened to $9.3 milllion from 3,025 theaters. The movie has a B on CinemaScore to go along with Rotten Tomatoes scores of 83% critics and 92% viewers and may put up a modest theatrical revenue for Sony.
Sony’s “A Man Referred to as Otto” completes the highest 5 with a decent $9 million in its second weekend in broad launch. That represents a 34% drop from the movie’s Fri.-Solar. complete on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend because the $50 million co-financed dramedy now has a $35.3 million home complete.