Original January 5th report below this update.
Update: Avatar: The Way of Water posted another $16.8M on Monday, January 9th, surpassing $1.73 billion globally. The film now stands as the 7th highest release of all-time. Internationally, it stands as the 5th highest release of all-time. The cumulative performance to date for Avatar: The Way of Water is $520.9M domestic, $1.2 billion international, and $1.73 billion global. Key markets (cumes) include China ($191.0M), France ($109.9M), Germany ($93.9M), Korea ($86.2M), and the United Kingdom ($69.8M).
Following a global total of $39M on Tuesday, Avatar: The Way of Water continues to post strong midweeks, with an estimated $33.8M globally yesterday. With 20 days of release domestically and 22 days of release internationally, the film has surpassed $1.51 billion globally, making Avatar: The Way of Water the 10th highest global release of all-time. The film just passed both Furious 7 ($1.51 billion) and Top Gun: Maverick ($1.48 billion), and is expected to cross The Avengers ($1.52 billion) today to claim the #9 spot. Having crossed Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water is now #1 on the global list of highest-grossing films released in 2022, #2 global release of the pandemic era, and the #2 domestic release of 2022.
Internationally it ranks as the #1 international release of 2022 and #2 international release of the pandemic era. It stands as the 9th highest international release of all-time, while in Europe, it now stands as the highest release of the pandemic era (having passed Spider-Man: No Way Home) and the 5th highest release of all-time across the region.
Avatar: The Way of Water‘s cumulative performance to date is $464.9M domestic, $1.05 billion international, and $1.51 billion global.
Key Markets (cumes):
United Kingdom: $60.9M