Avatar: the way of the water continues to make a killing at the box office, recently becoming only the sixth film to make $2 billion in theaters. Suffice it to say, Disney executives seem to be very impressed with the outcome of the film – so much so that Bob Iger took to Twitter to congratulate those involved in the film’s production. The following Monday, Disney’s CEO shared a congratulatory message with filmmaker James Cameron, producer Jon Landau and others involved in the film.
“Congratulations to @JimCameron, @JonLandau and all the team at @20thcentury who worked on #AvatarTheWayOfWater,” Iger tweeted. “And thank you to audiences around the world for making this movie a phenomenal success.”
congratulations for @JimCameron, @JonLandau& the entire @20th century team worked on #AvatarTheWayOfWater. And thank you to audiences around the world for making this movie a phenomenal success. https://t.co/Fvc47IgJrj
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) January 23, 2023
Through Sunday, the film has grossed $2.02 billion worldwide, with $598 million coming from domestic exhibitors. Given the success the two Avatar movies have had so far, it’s pretty much guaranteed that Cameron can continue to tell his overarching story through avatar5. Principal photography for the third film in the franchise has already wrapped up, with a December release date.
“We mixed up the schedules for 2 and 3 based on the type of scenes and the environments,” Cameron revealed to Variety last year. “I said, let’s just pretend it’s a six-hour miniseries and we’re only going to Frankfurt once. We’re going to shoot all scenes of 2 and 3 at the same time. That was more or less “The motif. The availability of actors was also an issue. Anything that had to be done with a specific actor, we did all the scenes for 2 and 3 together – and a little bit for 4. Because again I had to shoot the kids out. They get to be six years old in the middle of the story on page 25 of movie 4. So I needed everything before that, and everything after that, we’ll do that later.’
Avatar: the way of the water features several recurring stars, including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, CCH Pounder, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver. However, the cast for the sequels will feature more newcomers than returning members, including Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, David Thewlis, and CJ Jones. also.