‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ has already raised over $2 billion

James Cameron directed three of the six highest-grossing films of all time

Just six weeks after its premiere, James Cameron’s fantasy film Avatar: The Way of the Water has grossed $2 billion worldwide. The tape collected the first billion in 14 days. This is the sixth film in history – and the first during the pandemic – to break that mark. Also on the list are Avatar, Avengers: Endgame, Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Avengers: Infinity War.

James Cameron directed three of the six highest grossing films of all time. He is also the only director with three films that have grossed over $2 billion. Zoe Saldana, who played Neytiri in Avatar, starred in four of the six films that grossed over $2 billion. She also appears in Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War.

Avatar: The Way of Water
Avatar: The Way of Water

Prior to the sequel’s theatrical release, James Cameron stated that Avatar 2 needed to be one of the three or four highest-grossing films of all time to break even.

The original Avatar, which debuted in theaters 13 years ago, remains the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.9 billion. Avengers: Endgame is in second place with $2.79 billion, while Titanic is the third highest-grossing movie of all time with $2.19 billion.

Avatar: The Path of Water was filmed in 3D at 48 fps and HFR (high frame rate) technology, which caused the equipment in cinemas in Japan to  simply fail . For this film, Cameron and his team built a new Sony Venice camera system that connects several high quality cameras together to create a stereoscopic 3D system. Cameron also figured out how best to shoot and capture motion both above and below the water.

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