Culture news Avatar 2: Already a hit even before its cinema release?
Published on 24/11/2022 at 15:15
Avatar: The Waterway will be released in theaters in a few weeks. The first estimates already announce a success for James Cameron’s film.
Avatar is still the highest-grossing film today. at the all-time box office, with $2.9 billion. the second film of the sagawhich is due out soon, should also be a big hit.
Avatar 2: between 150 and 200 million dollars in receipts in one weekend in the United States? The film is released in China, but not in Russia! “The worst deal in the history of cinema”
Avatar 2: between 150 and 200 million dollars in revenue in one weekend in the United States?
The film has not yet been released and some are already debating the figures! In effect, specialists plan already on the future success of Avatar: The Way of the Water. Estimates vary: if the majority of them aim for $150 million in launch weekend of the film in the United States, therefore between December 16 and 18. Others even aim 175 millionswhen the most optimistic announce outright 200 million dollars in three days! These kinds of estimates are obviously based on various factors such as people who have already announced that they will see it, the audience scores of the trailers, the receipts of comparable films in recent years, etc… To compare, among the recent movies may have quoted: Black Panther : Wakanda Forever ($180 million in one weekend), Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness ($187 million), or Spider-Man : No Way Home (253 million dollars), the most lucrative launch weekend for a film since the start of the pandemic in the United States.
The film is released in China, but not in Russia!
The Premiere movie Avatar had known a departure slightly hampered by a heavy snowstorm in the United States in 2009, during its launch weekend. In all, he had reported 77 million dollars in the United States. Building on its success and its longevity on the program of cinemas around the world, then from its second theatrical release a few weeks ago, the film finally brought in $2.9 billion. Difficult to reach such an audience in the current context: economic consequences of the pandemic are always felt, and some markets will be missing, starting with the Russian market. Avatar: The Waterway will still benefit from the Chinese market, unlike some of the later Disney-produced movies. That should help a lot, for a film that will struggle to be profitable…
“The worst case in the history of cinema”
In effect, James Cameron announced in an interview with GQ that making Avatar 2 profitable will be very difficult. He pitched the film project to Disney and 20th Century Fox describing it as “the worst case in the history of cinema”. The film has indeed very far exceeded its initial budget of $250 million. At GQ, James Cameron thus announces that Avatar 2 will have to be the “third or fourth at the box office of all time” to break even. In other words, Avatar 2 will have to know a success similar to Titanic or Star Wars Episode VIIwhich means concretely exceed 2 billion dollars in revenue. It seems complicated for a sequel released thirteen years after the first episode, which will last 3 h 10. But James Cameron’s films have often set records, and the promotion around Avatar 2 is very important, worldwide. If it is a critical success, it could quickly attract spectators who had not planned to go see it, and achieve its objectives, thanks to the long-term snowball effect.
Avatar: The Waterway will be released on December 14 in France, December 16 in North America.
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