Some of them didn’t even have to wait a week to hit these numbers.
Reaching the coveted $1 billion mark at the global box office is an important achievement for any film in the ever-evolving world of cinema. With Greta Gerwig’s pink fantasy comedy hitting $1 billion worldwide in just 17 days of release, here are 5 other top films to hit the same mark and beyond.
5. The Lion King — 19 days
Disney’s 2019 live-action remake of the beloved animated classic has rushed into the billion-dollar club in just 19 impressive days. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film’s nostalgic appeal resonated with audiences worldwide. It eventually grossed nearly $1.7 billion, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of all time.
4. Furious 7 — 17 days
The seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has reached the coveted billion-dollar mark in just 17 days, narrowly beating The Fate of the Furious’ at the box office. It became the 11th highest-grossing film of all time, and Paul Walker’s tragic death may have boosted its box office success, as audiences were drawn to theaters by grief and the will to speak. Final goodbye to Paul’s character.
3. Avatar: The Way of Water — 14 days
While the first Avatar took 19 days to become a billion dollar movie, the sequel took less than 5 days. Despite the changed cinematic landscape and fourteen-year gap, it grossed $2.3 billion and became the third highest-grossing film of all time.
While it didn’t surpass the first part’s revenue, it did hit a billion dollars faster and made James Cameron’s gamble, with season three slated for a 2025 release and two sequels. as expected in 2030, succeeded.
2. Spider-Man: No Way Home — 12 days
Despite the odds of the pandemic, the movie eventually merged all three of Spider-Man and became a huge hit. The mystery and multiverse concept generated great fan anticipation and helped the film hit $1 billion in 12 days and nearly $2 billion overall, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time. era and the third highest-grossing superhero film.
1. Avengers: The End — 5 Days
Released to wrap up the MCU Infinity Saga and end the Avengers storyline, Avengers: Endgame broke box office records within days of its release. Driven by fans’ wild anticipation and a desire to see an epic conclusion to a decades-long storyline, the film crossed the $1 billion mark in an astounding five days, solidifying title as the fastest $1 billion grossing film.