Los Angeles, January 30 - Blockbuster filmmaker James Cameron has another film of his in the prestigious and rare $2 billion club in the form of "Avatar: The Way of Water". The sci-fi epic has crossed $2.10 billion in 45 days and becomes the 4th highest-grossing film of all time.
Meanwhile, "Avatar: The Way of Water" has been the number one film in the domestic (North American) market for the 7th consecutive week and is the only film to achieve this feat since Cameron's first "Avatar" movie in 2010.
"Avatar" (2009), which is currently the highest-grossing film of all time, spent seven straight weekends at the number 1 spot in North America. Now, "Avatar 2" has matched this feat as no other film in between spent more than 6 weekends at the number one spot. However, "Avatar" movies aren't the only ones to spend at number 1 for a such long period of time as there are 11 other films that secured the top spot for more than 7 weeks.
As far as the box office collection is concerned, "Avatar" had grossed $31.30 million in its 7th weekend for a total of $595.7 million after 45 days. On the other hand, "Avatar 2" mints $15.7 million for a total of $620.5 million at the same time. The first "Avatar" movie was on in a different league and finished its domestic run to $785 million. The sequel is unlikely to reach there as it is projected to conclude its theatrical run somewhere at $690 million - $720 million.