James Cameron proves that he still rules Hollywood and box office with his films as Avatar 2 dethrones Titanic.
We might have seen countless movies that take us on a trip to murky and barren alien lands but there is no world as dangerous and equally beautiful as Pandora. Director James Cameron crafted an original world full of aliens and computer-generated natural beauty which succeeded to impress fans and critics alike. Avatar franchise is considered to be the magnum opus of Cameron by many and if we look closely, we will realize the reason behind it. No other film has given us an immersive experience like Avatar and its successor Avatar 2: The Way of Water. The audience and the critics had a misconception that releasing a sequel of a film after almost a decade is going to be a bad idea but Cameron's second Avatar film proved everyone wrong by a great measure. This is why, The Way Of Water managed to replace Titanic as the third highest-grossing film of all time, right behind Avatar and Avengers: Endgame.
With $2.243 billion in global ticket sales, Avatar 2 easily topped Cameron’s 1997 classic, Titanic, and broke several records at the box office. Cameron has thus become the only director to have three highest-grossing films of all time in the top five list of such movies. However, Titanic has been fortunate to have several rereleases at the theaters over the decade and has gained $2.194 billion in worldwide ticket sales before a global 3D rerelease which happened earlier this month. Titanic stands at $2.242 billion globally at this point. The first avatar film has grossed $2.92 billion worldwide and the Russo brothers’ Endgame stays on the list at $2.79 billion.
Even though Avatar 2 isn’t expected to cast up to the earnings of Marvel’s Endgame or the first Avatar film which was released in 2009, it’s still a huge win for the veteran director Cameron. Avatar 2 has not only aced box office records but has also created history by bringing forth spectacular underwater 3D filming technology. The original Avatar was known for its stunning visuals, and with the second film, Cameron delivered the audience a cinematic experience like never before.
The second Avatar film touches upon a rather personal angle as protagonist Jake Sully and his beloved Ney’tiri have become parents now and Jake is willing to do anything to safeguard what's his. When an old threat resurfaces, Jake makes a tough decision to leave his homeland with his family and relocate to another part of Pandora. Jake and his family found refuge with the Metkayina clan which is a water tribe among the Na’vi people. But the crisis is far from averted as danger soon follows Jake to his new settlement and threatens to tear his family apart.
The film saw the return of the old cast members such as Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang along with some fresh new faces who play the next generation of Na'vi people. James Cameron is set to release more Avatar films in the future, and the next film has reportedly finished filming as well. Let's look ahead to all the adventures that lie ahead for us on Pandora.