Avatar The Way Of Water has overtaken Top Gun Maverick to become the highest grossing film of 2022.
This new film by director James Cameron may not be able to break the business record of the 2009 film Avatar, but it has definitely become the most successful film of the last year.
Released on December 16, the film has grossed $1.51 billion worldwide in 22 days, surpassing Tom Gunn’s Maverick.
Tom Cruise’s film Top Gun Maverick had a business of 1.49 billion dollars.
But still it cannot be called a success, at least according to the director’s words, it still needs more earnings to become a hit.
On the occasion of the release of Avatar the Way of Water, James Cameron indicated that the film would have to make at least 2 billion dollars to be considered a success.
He described the film as one of the most expensive films of all time, and reports estimate the film’s production budget at over $400 million, with marketing costs totaling $600 million. spent on
During an interview, when James Cameron was asked after how much business Avatar 2 would not lose money, he said that it should be the third or fourth highest grossing film, after which we can call it a success. will
That means Avatar 2 will have to surpass Star Wars The Force Awakens or Avengers Infinity War.
Both these films did a little more than 2 billion dollars.
Avatar The Water is now the 10th highest-grossing film of all time and will likely overtake 2012’s The Avengers to take the 9th spot on January 6.
Avatar, released in 2009, made 2.92 billion dollars, but analysts say that it seems impossible for Avatar the Way of Water to do so much business.