Avatar: The Way of Water wins at the box office for a FIFTH weekend in a row

Avatar: The Way of Water wins at the box office for a FIFTH weekend in a row taking in $38.5 million with M3gan remaining in second place

20th Century Studios’ blockbuster sequel Avatar: The Way of Water continues its dominance at the box office, with another big win for the fifth weekend in a row.

The highly-anticipated sequel took in an estimated three-day tally of $31.1 million and an estimated four-day holiday weekend total of $38.5 million, via Deadline.

The blockbuster sequel shed 295 theaters in its fifth frame, though it had no trouble fending off M3gan, newcomers Plane and House Party and the expanding A Man Called Otto. 

Fifth win: 20th Century Studios' blockbuster sequel Avatar: The Way of Water continues its dominance at the box office , with another big win for the fifth weekend in a row

Fifth win: 20th Century Studios’ blockbuster sequel Avatar: The Way of Water continues its dominance at the box office , with another big win for the fifth weekend in a row

M3gan: The blockbuster sequel shed 295 theaters in its fifth frame, though it had no trouble fending off M3gan, newcomers Plane and House Party and the expanding A Man Called Otto

M3gan: The blockbuster sequel shed 295 theaters in its fifth frame, though it had no trouble fending off M3gan, newcomers Plane and House Party and the expanding A Man Called Otto

Avatar: The Way of Water remained in 4,045 theaters this weekend, with an impressive per-screen average of $9,517.

The sequel now taken in $570.3 million domestic, the second highest-grossing movie of 2022 behind just Top Gun: Maverick ($718.7 million).

Avatar: The Way of Water has also crossed the $1.9 billion global threshold, with the $2 billion mark just around the corner.

Win: Avatar: The Way of Water remained in 4,045 theaters this weekend, with an impressive per-screen average of $9,517

Win: Avatar: The Way of Water remained in 4,045 theaters this weekend, with an impressive per-screen average of $9,517

Big win: Avatar: The Way of Water has also crossed the $1.9 billion global threshold, with the $2 billion mark just around the corner

Big win: Avatar: The Way of Water has also crossed the $1.9 billion global threshold, with the $2 billion mark just around the corner

With the sequel posting minimal decreases from week to week, it’s expected that it will still win at the box office for two more weeks.

Universal’s Knock at the Cabin, in theaters February 3, is expected to be the first movie to knock Avatar: The Way of Water out of the top box office spot.

Avatar: The Way of Water’s fifth-weekend frame is the third best of all time, behind just American Sniper ($64.6 million) and the first Avatar ($42.7 million).

More wins: With the sequel posting minimal decreases from week to week, it's expected that it will still win at the box office for two more weeks

More wins: With the sequel posting minimal decreases from week to week, it’s expected that it will still win at the box office for two more weeks

Fifth: Avatar: The Way of Water's fifth-weekend frame is the third best of all time, behind just American Sniper ($64.6 million) and the first Avatar ($42.7 million)

Fifth: Avatar: The Way of Water’s fifth-weekend frame is the third best of all time, behind just American Sniper ($64.6 million) and the first Avatar ($42.7 million)

The Universal horror-thriller M3gan remained in second place with a solid $21.2 million over the four-day frame.

The film played in 3,605 theaters for a decent $5,886 per-screen average for its second frame.

M3gan has now earned $59.7 million at the domestic box office with $93.9 million worldwide, with the film, budgeted at $12 million, likely set to cross $100 million worldwide this coming week.

Second: The Universal horror-thriller M3gan remained in second place with a solid $21.2 million over the four-day frame

Second: The Universal horror-thriller M3gan remained in second place with a solid $21.2 million over the four-day frame

Worldwide: M3gan has now earned $59.7 million at the domestic box office with $93.9 million worldwide, with the film, budgeted at $12 million, likely set to cross $100 million worldwide this coming week

Worldwide: M3gan has now earned $59.7 million at the domestic box office with $93.9 million worldwide, with the film, budgeted at $12 million, likely set to cross $100 million worldwide this coming week

Universal’s animated sequel Puss in Boots: The Last Wish remained in third place with $17.3 million, playing in 3,687 theaters for a $4,697 per-screen average.

A Man Called Otto expanded into over 3,100 more theaters but it still remained in fourth place with $14.9 million with a $3,939 per-screen average and $21.2 million domestic.

The top 5 was rounded out with new action-thriller Plane, which took off in fifth place with $11.6 million from 3,023 theaters for a paltry $3,837 per-screen average.

Expanding Otto: A Man Called Otto expanded into over 3,100 more theaters but it still remained in fourth place with $14.9 million with a $3,939 per-screen average and $21.2 million domestic

Expanding Otto: A Man Called Otto expanded into over 3,100 more theaters but it still remained in fourth place with $14.9 million with a $3,939 per-screen average and $21.2 million domestic

The House Party remake debuted in sixth place with $4.4 million, debuting in 1,400 theaters with a minimal $3,153 per-screen average.

The top 10 was rounded out by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in seventh place with $2.6 million ($449.5 domestic), The Whale in eighth place with $1.8 million ($11 million domestic, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody in ninth place with $1.3 million ($22 million domestic and Waltair Veerayya in 10th place with $1.2 million.

Next weekend brings the thriller Missing into theaters as the only new movie in wide release. 

House Party: The House Party remake debuted in sixth place with $4.4 million, debuting in 1,400 theaters with a minimal $3,153 per-screen average

House Party: The House Party remake debuted in sixth place with $4.4 million, debuting in 1,400 theaters with a minimal $3,153 per-screen average

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