Industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday that “Avatar: Way of Water” shows no signs of relinquishing its box office supremacy, taking in an estimated $19.7 million (roughly Rs 1.60 crore) in its sixth weekend in North America. James Cameron’s sci-fi epic has thus surpassed $2 billion (approximately Rs. crore), and $1.42 billion (roughly Rs. 11,522 crore) in the rest of the world.
That makes the Disney/20th Century Studios film the sixth film of all time to gross more than $2 billion (not adjusted for inflation), though it still trails the all-time top-grossing first “Avatar,” which took $1.5 billion (Rs. 121.71 crore). The 2009 original film became the highest-grossing film of all time, taking in $2.9 billion (Rs. 235.3 crore).
Universal Pictures’ family-friendly Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is showing considerable vigor after five weeks of run, taking in $11.5 million (Rs 930 crore) for the Friday-Sunday period. ), rising one place to second place from last weekend.
next location horror doll thriller M3GAN From Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, $9.8 million (approximately Rs. 80 crore). The film’s main character, the doll, was created as a companion to a young orphan who gradually begins a creepy life of her own.
In fourth place was Sony Pictures’ new film “Missing” with $9.3 million (roughly Rs. 750 crore). Storm Reid stars as a teenager whose mother (Nia Long) goes missing while on vacation in Columbia and is desperate to find her.
David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research called the opening “impressive” for a crime thriller, adding, “reviews have been very good.”
In fifth place, down one spot from last weekend, was Sony’s feel-good A Man Called Otto, which took in $9 million (roughly Rs. 730 crore). Tom Hanks plays a grumpy character based on the popular Swedish novel “A Man Called Ove”.
Also in the top 10 are:
Aircraft ($5.3 million)
House Party ($1.8 million)
About the Time I Reincarnated as a Slime ($1.5 million)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ($1.4 million)
Whale ($1.3 million)
“Avatar: Way of Water” is in theaters worldwide. In India, Avatar 2 is available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.