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Avatar: The Way of Water wins its opening weekend at the box office

by Sean P. Aune | December 19, 2022December 19, 2022 8:30 am EST

Surprising absolutely no one, James Cameron took the top spot at the box office this weekend.


First place went to Avatar: The Way of Water with $134M, coming in slightly under the projections of $135 to $150M. Combined with the $300.5M it took in from the foreign markets it opened to $434.5M globally.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever landed in second place this weekend with $5.4M for a new domestic total of $418.99M. Globally it now sits at $776.4M.

Third place went to Violent Night with $5M for a new domestic total of $34.96M, and globally it sits at $55.06M.

Strange World landed in fourth place with $2.2M domestically for a new total of $33.77M. Globally the total sits at $56.72M.

Fifth place went to The Menu with $1.7M for a new domestic total of $32.12M. Globally it sits at $60.8M.

This week’s major releases are Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Babylon, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and Empire of Light.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing