Avatar: The Way of Water has been breaking records since its release on December 16, and now that the holiday season has come to an end, the question remains as to how the film will fare in the coming weeks. The film has made $457 million domestically and $1.516 billion worldwide and overtaken Top Gun: Maverick ($1.489 billion) to become the highest-grossing film of 2022.
The science fiction movie from 20th Century Studios and Disney also outperformed Furious 7 at the global box office. Today, it is anticipated to surpass The Avengers. It is also on its way to becoming one of the top ten highest-grossing films of all time.
In addition to Avatar: The Way of Water, several new releases are also this weekend. One of the most notable is M3GAN, a sci-fi horror film produced by Jason Blum and James Wan. The market is ripe for a new horror film, and M3GAN is expected to have a strong opening, potentially becoming the best non-franchise opening.