13 years after it first made its theatrical debut, Avatar has once again won the global weekend box office thanks to its remastered re-release’s $30.5 million performance.
According to Comscore, Avatar brought in $20.5 million internationally and $10 million domestically, which only adds to its lead as the highest-grossing film of all time. As it stands, Avatar, through all its theatrical releases, has earned $2,877,897,339. Avengers: Endgame sits behind Avatar at $2,797,501,328.
Domestically, Avatar claimed third place and was bested by Don’t Worry Darling’s $19.2 million and The Woman King’s $11.1 million. Rounding out the top five, according to Box Office Mojo, were Barbarian’s $4.8 million and Pearl’s $1.9 million.
Avatar’s remastered re-release was sent to theaters to excite moviegoers for the long-awaited release of Avatar: The Way of Water on December 16, 2022.
IGN had the chance to sit down with director James Cameron and discuss the re-release, and he said that even he was “a bit shocked a how good it looks.”
Cameron also talked with us about why he believes 3D TVs for homes failed and how he is “very excited” by what Ubisoft is doing with the Avatar game.
As for Avatar: The Way of Water, D23 gave attendees a handful of clips to watch from the new film, and it teased a bit of the adventures to come later this year.
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