Avatar: The Way of Water garnered $435 million at the worldwide movie office in its opening weekend. Approximately $301 million was stolen from countries outside of the United States, including India and the all-too-rare China, which has been notorious for restricting Hollywood movie avatar 2 release date in the country since the COVID-19 epidemic. According to sources, the results are lower than the anticipated $450 million, with the second Avatar movie under performing in the United States and Canada. According to Disney, Avatar 2 earned Rs. 160 crores in India on its opening weekend, surpassing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ lifetime collection of Rs. 126.94 crores. The final figures for a film that reportedly cost $400 million to create may look scary to Disney and 20th Century Studios.
However, the actual test for Avatar: The Way of Water will be how many seats it can fill in the following weeks and months. The original 2009 Avatar barely made $242 million in its first weekend worldwide, but it swiftly soared to become the most successful film of all time. Not to mention that the Christmas season has resulted in a lack of competition in Hollywood, which may favor James Cameron’s sequel.
Two significant difficulties await Avatar: The Way of Water. The first challenge is breaking even, which Cameron refers to as the “worst business case in movie history.” “You have to be the 3rd or fourth highest-grossing movie in history,” he said, for Avatar 2 to be successful. That is your upper limit. That is your break-even point.”
Disney has not commented on the particular figures, but speculations suggest that the budget is in the $400 million range. Then there’s the 3:12 length, Cameron’s second-longest film since 1997’s Titanic. Cameron claimed in an interview with Total Film that the sequel focuses more on its people and connections than the 2009 film, which resulted in the stated length. “I don’t want people complaining about film durations when they sit down and binge-watch for eight hours,” he remarked.
Avatar: The Way of Water starts up 15 years after the first film’s events, with Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaa) raising five children in the lush woods of Pandora’s exotic moon.
When the “Sky People,” led by a revived Recombinant Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), come, the family retreats to the shore, where they encounter the Metkayina tribe, who educate them about water and assist them in preparing for battle.