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The Way of Water is now the third movie to pass the $1 billion mark during the pandemic, withat $1.9 billion and at $1.5 billion. It's also the highest grossing international release of 2022. With , the Avatar franchise is now a part of the house of mouse.
The Way of Water is a sequel to 2009's Avatar, a Dances with Wolves-style story that dazzled audiences with breathtaking 3D visuals, and became the. The success of The Way of Water at the box office comes as multiple movies bombed throughout the pandemic, including , and The Northman. With increased competition in the streaming space and the technological improvements in home theaters, viewing habits are changing.
James Cameron has said The Way of Water needs to be the fourth of fifth highest-grossing film to break-even. That figure might be somewhat high as the break-even point is closer to $1.4 billion, sources close to production that told Variety.