Avatar The Way of Water Beats Top Gun Maverick Box Office

Avatar: The Way of Water, directed by James Cameron, has surpassed Top Gun: Maverick at the global box office to become the highest-grossing film released in 2022.

The film has grossed $454 million domestically and $1 billion overseas so far, for a worldwide total of $1.51 billion.  It is now the 10th highest-grossing film of all time, and the second-highest of the pandemic era, behind Spider-Man: No Way Home's $1.916 billion.

When The Way of Water first debuted, some critics claimed that the big-budget tentpole fell short of expectations. However, The movie caught up quickly.

It will only be a matter of time before Avatar 2 outperforms No Way Home. As theorised by box office analysts, Avatar 2's final gross might range between $2.3 billion and $2.8 billion, placing it among the top three grossing films of all time.

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