The Disney/20thCentury sci-fi film, directed by James Cameron, “has been #1 for 7 consecutive weeks…a feat that hasn’t been accomplished” since the director released the Avatar original in 2009, pointed out the specialized site of the industry Exhibitor Relations on its Twitter account.
Strong theatrical results worldwide, including $237 million in receipts in China, helped propel the film to fourth place all-time worldwide with $2.117 million, not adjusted for inflation.
That means Cameron now has his name on three of the four highest-grossing titles in history.: the original Avatar, titanic and this sequel. Avengers: Endgame from Disney and Marvel sneaks in second place.
Second on the weekend list in North American theaters was Puss in Boots: The Last Wishfrom Universal, with 10.6 million between Friday and Sunday.
It is followed, with two places higher than last weekend, a grumpy neighbor (A Man Called Otto), from Sony, with 6.8 million dollars. Tom Hanks plays the curmudgeon of the title in the adaptation of the Swedish novel Old, grumpy and suicidal: life according to Oveby Swedish author Fredrik Backman.
The terrifying doll thriller M3GAN, from Universal and Blumhouse Productions grossed $6.4 million, placing it in fourth place. The film is about an android doll, created as a companion to a young orphan, who becomes increasingly creepy.
And the new action thriller from Yash Raj Films, Pathaan, came in fifth with $5.9 million, an impressive total for a Hindi film. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, known as the bollywood kingin a story about spies, rogue agents and a deadly virus generated in a laboratory.
Rounding out the top 10:
6 – Missing ($5.7 million)
7- Airplane ($3.9 million)
8 – infinity pool (USD 2.7 million dollars)
9 – Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist (USD 2.3 million dollars)
10 – the wandering earth 2 (USD 1.4 million dollars)