20th Century Studios and Lightstorm Entertainment’s ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Debuts at No. 1 with $441.6 Million Worldwide

In its debut weekend, 20th Century Studios and Lightstorm Entertainment’s groundbreaking cinematic experience Avatar: The Way of Water opened as the No. 1 movie globally, earning an estimated $441.6 million worldwide.

Directed by James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water posted the third highest global weekend by any MPA film during the pandemic era—just behind Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($442 million)—as well as the second highest global opening of 2022 to date.

Domestically, Avatar: The Way of Water earned $134 million with premium formats, including IMAX®, Premium Large Format brands, and 3D and Motion auditoriums, accounting for 62% of the overall box office. Overall, 3D delivered 57% of the domestic box office.

Internationally, the film topped the box office with $307.6 million, representing the highest opening weekend during the pandemic era in India, France, Germany, Vietnam, Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Portugal, and Serbia, as well as the highest opening weekend of all-time in Lithuania, Bosnia (non-local), and Turkey. Around 67% perfect of box office revenue came from 3D/4D/IMAX formats.

Produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the Lightstorm Entertainment Production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Kate Winslet.