In its third week on the box office, Avatar: The Way of Water has climbed into the top 10 films of all time.

The movie is the eagerly anticipated sequel to 2009's Avatar, which is still the global box office champ.

Due to its enormous budget, director James Cameron has previously claimed that the movie would need to gross close to $2 billion in order to break even.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Avatar: The Way of Water's box office has risen steadily and shows no signs of slowing down.

The movie, which debuted on December 16 and is already approaching its fourth weekend in theatres, has amassed an astounding worldwide total of $1.516 billion.

This makes it the No. 10 highest-grossing movie of all time at the global box office, displacing Paul Walker's final Fast and Furious instalment, Furious 7, which brought in $1.515 billion.

The original Avatar, which is still in first place with $2.92 billion in sales, will likely continue to lead the Top 10 list as Avatar: The Way of Water rises.

The Avengers ($1.518 billion), The Lion King ($1.663 billion), Jurassic World ($1.671 billion), and Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1.916 billion) are the movies that are directly in the path of the Avatar sequel.

These are the movies it will almost likely surpass, with Avengers anticipated to unquestionably drop to No. 10 by the end of tomorrow.

The highest-grossing movies of all time, however, cross the $2 billion threshold after that. Although analysts now anticipate Avatar: The Way of Water to easily surpass that objective