Avatar: The Way of Water exceeded expectations by reaching $1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office despite the fact that the movie had a somewhat poor box office start or at least underperformed some early predictions that soon made critics doubt it—the Cameron maxim appears to be coming true. The success of the follow-up provides a platform for the creation of additional original blockbusters in the future and encourages other reboots and legacy sequels to push the boundaries of convention. Here are 10 fastest grossing movies to hit $1 billion at the box office:
1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The pivotal conclusion to Marvel’s run of 22 comic book-based movies shattered the previous record for the fastest picture to achieve one billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts. Disney reported Avengers: Endgame had made $1,209,000,000 in its first five days of release worldwide on the Sunday of its opening weekend. Until Disney re-released “Avatar” in China in 2021, it was the highest-grossing film of all time.
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
When box office receipts for the seventh instalment of the “Star Wars” franchise reached $1 billion after just 12 days, it surpassed “Jurassic World” records. The Force Awakens went on to earn more than $2 billion, maintaining its position at number four on our list and becoming the most profitable “Star Wars” film of all time.
3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
With a $630 million opening weekend, the third “Avengers” movie shattered all previous records and demonstrated the MCU franchise’s continued strength. By the middle of June, “Avengers: Infinity War” had broken the two billion dollar barrier for the fourth time.
4. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Since “The Rise of Skywalker” in 2019, “No Way Home” has become the first movie to gross over $1 billion at the box office. The Tom Holland-starring movie became the highest-grossing movie of 2021 in just 12 days after crossing the $1 billion mark.It is only the fifth movie to gross over $1 billion without having been released in China, according to Forbes. It will probably surpass $2 billion if it ever opens there.
5. Jurassic World (2015)
All kinds of records were broken by “Jurassic World.” When it smashed the record in just 13 days, Furious 7 was knocked off the top spot for fastest movie to make $1 billion. It also shocked industry analysts at the time with the highest-earning opening weekend ever, topping Marvel’s The Avengers with $208.8 million. It was the first film to ever gross over $500 million in its first weekend, with a global total of over $500 million. But the record didn’t stand for very long.
6. Avatar: The Way Of Water
Despite the fact that “Avatar: The Way Of Water” had a somewhat poor box office start or at least underperformed some early predictions that soon made critics doubt it—the Cameron maxim appears to be coming true. “Avatar: The Way Of Water” has made more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office after only 14 days in theatres. In a tie with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which also took 14 days to earn $1 billion in 2018, it became the fastest 2022 movie to reach that amount and the sixth fastest movie of all time. However, the “Avatar” franchise has never been about showing off; rather, it has always been about growing.
7. The Lion King (2019)
The overall box office revenues for Disney’s adaptation of “The Lion King” surpassed $1 billion after just under three weeks in theatres. This was the fourth film to gross $1 billion in 2019 alone.”Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Captain Marvel” were the first three.
8. Furious 7 (2015)
Records were broken when “Furious 7” surpassed the $1 billion box office mark in just 17 days. According to Entertainment Weekly, Furious’ 7′ is the live-action movie to reach that figure the quickest. But two other 2015 films eventually pushed it down to third place.Paul Walker’s absence from this final “Fast and Furious” film is thought by some to have contributed to its higher box office performance.
9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Just three weeks after its release, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” surpassed the $1 billion milestone. Although “The Force Awakens” currently maintains the record for the largest “Star Wars” opening weekend of all time with $529 million, this second chapter in the new franchise made $500 million in its first weekend alone.
10. Avatar (2009)
James Cameron’s “Avatar” far outperformed the other movies on the list with box office receipts of more than $2.7 billion.In the summer of 2019, Disney’s grand Marvel adventure “Avengers:Endgame” dethroned it. When Disney rereleased Avatar in China in the spring of 2021, the movie reclaimed the top spot. Disney currently holds the rights to the two highest-grossing films of all time, giving the firm the ability to decide which picture takes the top rank by simply re-releasing either movie whenever it is in the Mouse’s best interests.