Avatar 2: How successful is the film at the box office? First Numbers
Avatar 2: The Way of Water has been in cinemas since December 15, 2022 and offers new spectacles on the fictional planet Pandora. How successful was the first weekend for the highly anticipated James Cameron sequel that cinema fans have been waiting for more than a decade?
Avatar 2 was launched in cinemas on December 15, 2022 and the first figures for the first, important weekend can be assessed accordingly. Because the opening weekends of cinema films make up the lion’s share. How well did that go for Avatar 2? After all, some fans have waited over a decade for the sequel to 2009’s Avatar: Pandora’s Adventure. We illuminate the first information from the box office.
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Avatar 2 is not a December record
First of all: Avatar 2 was not able to set a monumental record. Because so far the film has “only” $434.5 million in revenue worldwide. What is monumental for a cheaply produced horror film or low-budget drama would represent a nasty loss for Avatar 2 so far. There were also films that had had better theatrical releases in the popular December in the USA over the years – such as the new Star Wars trilogy, Rogue One and above all Spider-Man: A New Universe. the latter is currently the king of December releases in the US at $260 million.
James Cameron himself emphasizes that part 3 will definitely appear, after all it has been shot in full. In order for this not to be profitable, Avatar 2 would have to be a devastating flop. Parts 4 and 5 are still pending. According to the director and visionary behind Avatar you have to wait until the third weekend to see how successful the film really is (via The Hollywood Reporter). He also refers to his film Titanic. It would not have been clear after the first weekend that it would be the most successful film of all time for twelve years.
But how do you see it? Have you seen Avatar 2? How did you find the sequel compared to its predecessor? Or when would you like to watch the film – is it a film for you that you have to see in the cinema or is the “small” cinema in your own four walls enough for you? Write us in the comments!