Avatar The Way of Water beats Avengers Endgame to become the highest-grossing Hollywood film of all time in India


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.

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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.

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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.