The Avatar sequel was released on Dec. 16 and is expected to rank among the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time.
While it has garnered $457.4 million at the domestic box office, according to Box Office Mojo, Avatar: The Way of Water has a ways to go before it passes the $718.5 million total of Top Gun: Maverick.
Director James Cameron returned to lead the second installment of the film’s franchise and has touted additional sequels.
The Avatar sequel has six more weeks before it faces serious box office contention when the latest Marvel film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, is released on Feb. 17.
Maverick currently sits as the fifth top-grossing movie of all time. The Top Gun sequel pushed past 2018’s Black Panther, which now stands at No. 6 in the all-time top-grossing films chart. It also recently set a record as the most-watched film to debut on Paramount+.
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