We knew it wouldn't be long before Avatar: The Way of Water claimed the No. 4 spot on the biggest movies of all time list when it shot past Avengers: Infinity War last week, and 20th Century Studios has now sent out a press release to make it official.
James Cameron's epic sci-fi sequel has become the fourth highest-grossing film at the global box office, having just surpassed Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Way of Water also remains No. 1 at the domestic box office after seven weekends on release, a feat that has not been achieved since the original Avatar hit theaters back in 2009. Additionally, Avatar: The Way of Water is the second-fastest film in history to reach $2 billion (after Avengers: Endgame), and it is now the 11th highest-grossing release of all-time domestically.
The movie shows no signs of slowing down, but will start to face some competition in the coming weeks with the likes of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Shazam! Fury of the Gods on the horizon.
With Avatar: The Way of Water, the cinematic experience reaches new heights as Cameron transports audiences back to the magnificent world of Pandora in a spectacular and stirring action-packed adventure. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the Lightstorm Entertainment Production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Kate Winslet. Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.