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Only six films have broken the $2 billion barrier at the box office

It was in 1997 when the recreation of the “titanic” in the seventh art it became highest grossing film of the 20th centuryby raising US$2,264.7 million, and, at the same time, being one of the most expensive, having an investment of US$200 million.

Although the panorama has changed in recent years, the director James Cameron He is the only director who has three films that exceed the barrier of US$2,000 million. The first installment of planet pandoraAvatar” (2009), grossed US$2,923.7 million. It is rated 7.9/10 on IMDb.

The synopsis indicates that Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington, is an ex-marine in wheelchairs and travels to the planet Pandora where the Avatar program was created, in which human beings can remotely control a biological body with the appearance and genetics of the native species.

The film had a budget of US$237 million. In its opening weekend in American and Canadian theaters, it grossed $77 million.

Secondly, it is locatedAvengers: end of the game” generated US$2,799.4 million. The production released in 2019 ends the universe of The Avengers. IMDb rates it 8.4/10.

The brothers Anthony and Joe Russo executed a budget of $356 million to show how Iron Man, Natasha Romanoff, Captain America, Thor, Bruce Banner and Clint Barton must find the infinity stones and face the villain Thanos, who decimated the planet. and the universe.

Box Office Mojo highlights that, during its first weekend in theaters, the film delivery raised US$357.1 million, that is, 0.3% more than its investment. In addition, it is characterized by having a marketing campaign that exceeded US$200 million, being the most “expensive” for Marvel Studiosaccording to Deadline.

The production of 20th Century Studios“Avatar: The Water Path”, became the third highest grossing film, with US$2,320.2 million, a 20.6% difference compared to “Avatar 1”.

With this installment, James Cameron returned to the big screen. In fact, it became the highest grossing of 2022, surpassing US$1,495.6 million in “Top Gun: Maverick” and more than double the US$1,001.9 million of “Jurassic world: dominion”.

According to data from Box Office Mojo, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” released in 2015 grossed US$2,071.3 million. But, it is the first feature film in the Star Wars universe to be produced after the purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney Studios. IMDb rates it 7.8/10.

Sixth place completes it.”The Avengers: Infinity War” which generated US$2,052.4 million in 2018. IMDb highlights that this is the film production with the highest score, with 8.4/10.

The film is based on the background of “Avengers: Endgame”, when Thanosplayed by Josh Brolin, manages to gather the six infinity gems as power, time, soul, reality, mind and space, no one can stop him.


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