“Avatar 2: The Way of the Watercontinues to engulf the North American box office and is now part of the very exclusive club of films that have exceeded 2 billion dollars in revenue worldwide, according to provisional figures on Sunday from the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations.
With $19.7 million in revenue this weekend (Friday to Sunday) in the United States and Canada (compared to $31 million last weekend), James Cameron’s film tops the charts for the sixth week in a row . The film earned nearly 598 million dollars in North America, and 1.43 billion in the rest of the world to exceed the symbolic bar of 2 billion dollars. Only six films have reached it in history, including three by the Canadian filmmaker (“Avatar», «Avatar 2” and “titanic“).
The highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster is set more than a decade after the events of the first film and set in an aquatic space. For its fifth weekend in theaters, “Puss in Boots 2: The Last Questcame in second with $11.5 million. In this children’s film from the world of the saga “Shrekthe feline embarks on an epic adventure to restore its nine lives.
In third position (9.8 million dollars) we find the thriller “M3GAN», the story of a frightening robot doll originally conceived to be the ideal companion for a little orphan. New entrant,Missing: Disturbing Disappearanceby Nick Johnson and Will Merrick ranks fourth with $9.3 million, ahead of “The worst neighbor in the world“, with Tom Hanks, which registers 9 million dollars.