Avatar: The Way of Water, the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster hit Avatar, has officially passed $600 million at the domestic box office and is on pace to become the No. 5 highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. The film has now reached $602 million in the US and $1.444 billion from international markets for a total of $2.046 billion globally.
This means that The Way of Water is now the 13th highest-grossing movie of all time in the United States and is on track to potentially pass The Incredibles 2 ($608.6 million) to reach No. 12. Worldwide, The Way of Water ranks fifth, and has a chance of climbing higher to pass Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion) to reach No. 4.
If The Way of Water does reach No. 4, it would mean that James Cameron will have three of the top four highest-grossing movies of all time, as his 2009 film Avatar ($2.92 billion) currently holds the top spot, and 1997’s Titanic ($2.194 billion) is ranked third. Avengers: Endgame ($2.8 billion) currently holds the No. 2 spot.
The success of The Way of Water has also prompted Cameron to move forward with his planned Avatar sequels, with Avatar 3 set to release in 2024. Some parts of Avatar 4 have also been filmed. In addition, Ubisoft’s Avatar game, Frontiers of Pandora, is set to release this year.