As so often in his unprecedented career, James Cameron made film history again this weekend.
Its long-awaited sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, according to Deadline.
This total is based on this weekend’s box office earnings for the film, the sixth consecutive weekend the film has ranked number one since its December release.
CNN has reached out to Disney’s Avatar: The Way of Water production studio for comment on the film’s recent financial success.
Avatar: The Way of Water is the sequel to Cameron’s 2009 alien epic Avatar, which remains at the top of Box Office Mojo’s list of the best-selling films of all time.
Another Cameron film is also in the $2 billion club – 1997’s Titanic. Only three other films belong to this club – 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Avengers: Infinity War” from 2018 and “Avengers: Endgame” from a year later.
Cameron is therefore the only director to boast that three of his films are among the six that have grossed over $2 billion and are among the top six best selling films of all time.
The director plans to release at least three more Avatar sequels in the future.