It is not unlikely that both legendary filmmaker James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator 2, Titanic) and those responsible at Disney were a little nervous after the first two weekends. Avatar – The Way of Water got off to a rocky start at the US box office. For one thing, due to the incredible length of the film, far fewer performances are possible than if it were a 90-minute film. On the other hand, external influences played a major role. The brutal winter storm Elliot paralyzed large parts of the USA and the fact that Christmas in the USA fell on the weekend also stunted the flow of visitors.
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In the meantime, the makers behind the successor to the most successful film in the history of cinema can look at the numbers much more relaxed. The unpleasant drop of 59 percent in the first weekend seems to have been digested and the numbers at the US box office are stabilizing significantly.
In contrast to superhero blockbusters from Marvel or DC, where it’s perfectly normal for the first weekend to run out of steam, the Avatar 2 hype train still has a long way to go. James Cameron’s visual masterpiece has to bring in at least two billion US dollars worldwide to be profitable.
Avatar 2 breaks US box office records
While the figures from China are weakening due to the Covid pandemic, you can rely on Europe. In France and Germany, Avatar – The Way of Water delivers brilliantly. And things are now looking rosy in the USA too. The 3D spectacle was able to achieve the best result on a Tuesday in 2022 two weeks after the actual theatrical release.
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A day later, Avatar – The Way of Water was also sure of the best result on a Wednesday of the year 2022. Both records were previously held by Top Gun: Maverick, which, with grossing over $718 million, is the highest-grossing film of the year in the US to date. In a head-to-head comparison, Avatar 2 is now a hair’s breadth ahead of Tom Cruise’s action hit. The turn of the year and the first days of January will show how far the wings of success Avatar 2 will carry.
Source: Spotlight: Movie