Avatar 2 continues to be successful
For the fourth week in a row, Avatar: The Way of Water has been the highest-grossing film in theaters. Releasing on December 16 was the sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar, which brought moviegoers back to the world of Pandora. Set more than a decade after the original events, the film follows Jake Sully and his family as they flee their home and seek safety with the Metkayina clan upon the return of the RDA. Despite a weaker-than-expected opening, Avatar: The Way of Water nonetheless won its first weekend at the box office and became the highest-grossing film of 2022 worldwide.
The franchise has demonstrated it can still draw crowds with Avatar: The Way of Water’s worldwide box office performance, surpassing Top Gun: Maverick. The picture reportedly made $45 million from 4,340 theaters in its fourth weekend, representing a 33% decline from the previous weekend and placing it first at the US box office, as reported by Variety. With its current worldwide total of $1.708 billion, it ranks as the seventh highest-grossing picture of all time.
How much money do you anticipate Avatar: The Water Way making?
Lo’ak, portrayed by Britain Dalton in Avatar: The Water Trilogy.
As the fourth film to gross over $1 billion since the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, Avatar: The Way of Water is a remarkable achievement for Cameron, who was able to restore not only the franchise’s popularity but also reverse the trend. If Avatar: The Way of Water keeps playing in cinemas and beats out the competition, it might earn over $2 billion worldwide. The first film broke numerous records, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time with a worldwide total of almost $2.9 billion thanks to its initial run and subsequent re-releases. It will be interesting to see if Avatar: The Way of Water can get close to it.
The film’s success was significantly boosted by its release during the holidays. An uptick of 6% in its third week has many rethinking Avatar: The Way of Water’s financial possibilities. Cameron’s sequel to Avatar nevertheless managed to come out on top, and it is feasible that it might continue its good performance for the rest of the month, despite a strong start from horror thriller M3GAN that rivaled that of Avatar: The Way of Water. The release of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania in February is expected to be the next major box office draw.
Avatar: The Way of Water’s extended theatrical run will likely result from its success at the Golden Globes and other awards ceremonies. Cameron once again made a hit at the movie office, and it will be interesting to see how Avatar 3 fares financially when it is released in 2024. For those who haven’t seen it, Avatar: The Way of Water is quickly becoming one of the year’s biggest pictures, and there’s still time to catch it in theaters.
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