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The Avatar tidal wave capsized nearly 6 million spectators in France


Two weeks after its theatrical release, the second installment of James Cameron's saga has risen to second place among the most viewed films of the year, behind Top Gun - Maverick.

The blue aliens are chasing the fighter pilots.

For its second week of operation in French cinemas


Avatar - La Voie de l'eau

attracted even more spectators than when it opened, approaching 6 million admissions and giving it the opportunity to dethrone

Top Gun - Maverick

as the biggest hit of the year.

In total, over the week, James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster attracted 3 million viewers in theaters, up 10% compared to the first week - when it already had the best start of the year.

The film, lasting 3h12, thus represented two out of three admissions to cinemas.

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Tom Cruise vs. James Cameron

According to the latest figures, 5.75 million people have seen the film since its release in France.

It only has one million admissions left to make by December 31 to overtake Tom Cruise and

Top Gun: Maverick

, which previously held the title, with 6.76 million admissions since its release in may.

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Globally, the blockbuster has already crossed the billion dollar mark and largely crushes the competition.

By way of comparison, in 2009, the first


gathered 1.806 million spectators during its first five days in theaters, to end its career with a total of 14 million spectators.

Globally, the film was the biggest box office success in history, grossing nearly three billion euros.

Far behind this week in France, the Dreamworks animated film Puss in Boots


took advantage of school holidays and holidays and garnered 550,000 admissions, as did

The Kingdom of the Stars

(126,000 admissions), neck and neck with

Ernest and Célestine, the Travel in Charabie


Source: lefigaro

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