Just 12 days after its debut, Avatar: The Way of Water will reach the $1 billion mark.

Avatar: The Way of Water, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s Avatar, which continues to be the highest-grossing movie of all time, was released in theatres on December 16.

Even though James Cameron’s blockbuster had a weaker-than-expected opening weekend, its second weekend box office results proved that it was well-positioned to endure.

After the second Tuesday’s receipts are added up, according to Deadline, Avatar: The Way of Water will surpass the $1 billion mark globally.

The sequel is currently sitting at $955 million after two Mondays in cinemas, so with Tuesday’s attendance, Avatar 2 will undoubtedly surpass $1 billion.

Surprisingly, Avatar: The Way of Water will reach the important milestone 12 days after its theatrical debut.

Avatar: The Way of Water is expected to be a huge box-office success, despite some initial reservations about its enormous production budget, tiny opening weekend, and ability to measure up to the original film.

It has managed to surpass Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ box office total in just 12 days, moving it up to third place behind Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World Dominion in terms of annual revenue.

In contrast, Jurassic World Dominion took more than four months to reach the $1 billion mark and Top Gun: Maverick did so in in 31 days.

Avatar: The Way of Water is anticipated to maintain its lead over the competition for the foreseeable future, which is necessary for it to justify its enormous production budget, which is believed to be between $350-460 million.