Directed by James Cameron, visual extravaganza Avatar: The Way of Water already became the highest-grossing film of 2022, surpassing Tom Cruise starrer Top Gun: Maverick. And now the Avatar sequel has passed the Marvel superhero movie Avengers: Endgame to become the highest-grossing Hollywood movie of all time in India
According to trade tracker Sacnilk, Avatar 2 had made Rs 364 crore nett (Rs 444 crore gross) in India as of Saturday night (January 7). According to trade sources, the film has already added Rs 8-10 crore on Sunday (January 8), bringing its total earnings past Rs 373 crore nett and Rs 450 crore gross. This means it has overtaken Avengers Endgame’s mark as the highest-grossing international film in India.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Josh Brolin, among others, the Anthony and Joe Russo directed Avengers: Endgame was released in 2019 and earned Rs 373 cr ( Rs 445 crore gross) in India.
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Meanwhile, if we talk about the global box office collections, Avatar: The Way of Water has earned $1.558 billion and surpassed the 2012 Marvel superhero film The Avengers which grossed $1.518 billion to become the ninth highest-grossing film of all time. be, according to Box Office Mojo.
The highest-grossing post-pandemic film to date is another Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home, with earnings of $1.916 billion. Trade experts are optimistic that the Avatar sequel would cross $2 billion before the end of its run, making it the highest-grossing movie after the Covid-19 era.
The original Avatar, released in 2009, remains the highest-grossing film ever, grossing nearly $3 billion in total. Given that the original film had a long theatrical run and continued to earn months after its release, trading experts predict a similar pattern for The Way of Water.