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James Cameron becomes first director to have 3 films grossing $2 billion at global box office. 

Avatar: The Way of Water has officially grossed $2 billion worldwide, becoming only the sixth film to ever achieve that milestone

Published: 23rd January 2023
James Cameron

James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water has officially grossed $2 billion at the global box office, becoming only the sixth film to ever achieve that milestone. This led the auteur to a solo club where he is the only filmmaker in history to direct three movies that each grossed $2 billion or more globally.

Titanic, Cameron's 1997 directorial became the highest-grossing movie of all time during its original release and is still the third biggest with $2.1 billion. Later, the first in his Avatar franchise was released in 2009 and crossed the $2 billion benchmark, and is the current highest-grossing movie of all time with $2.9 billion.

The other movies to gross $2 billion are Avengers: Endgame ($2.7 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion), and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.05 billion). Anthony and Joe Russo, directors of Infinity War and Endgame, are the only other directors to helm more than one $2 billion film. 

Avatar: Way Of Water was released in December 2022, and the film is still running in theatres. Meanwhile, James Cameron's 1997 classic Titanic is set to have a re-release and will be back on big screens on February 10. The film’s re-release will serve as a commemoration to mark 25 years of the film. 

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