The portions of humble pie being consumed, including by me, are growing ever larger. Avatar: The Way of Water just keeps going, and going, and going at the box office. This past weekend it become only the sixth movie ever to cross the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It slipped past Spider-Man: No Way Home into the sixth spot on the all-time highest grossing movies list.

There is only the last two Avengers movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic and the original Avatar up ahead of it.

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“We f**king told you!”

James Cameron now has three movies over $2 billion and three of the top six. It also means Zoe Saldana must be the highest grossing actress of all time as she is in the cast of four of these movies, plus has decent grosses further down the table from Star Trek to Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The total after the weekend $2.024 billion worldwide. Three quarters of that have come from overseas.

Fun fact – it has got there faster than the original Avatar did. It is also only now hitting the kind of drop-offs that most other big movies experience in their 2nd or 3rd week in its sixth week on release.

This coming week, possibly by the weekend, it has potential to overtake Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War to grab 4th spot.

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From Box Office Mojo this morning

Our general cynicism towards the audiences desire to return to Pandora more than a decade after the original was released, with the subsequent abandonment of the 3D revolution that movie started, looks like it was totally misplaced. Well played James Cameron, very well played.

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