The sequel to James Cameron’s epic, Avatar: The Way of Water, features Edie Falco among its stars. She assumed the movie had already been released and failed at the box office because there hadn’t been any excitement about it since The Sopranos alum had shot it several years prior.
During an interview on The View on Friday, December 16, Falco recalled how she had accepted the idea that Avatar hadn’t performed well until someone informed her that it hadn’t yet been released.
“I watched the first one when it originally came out, and that was a while ago. And I guess I shot the upcoming second Avatar four years ago,” she added on the ABC chat show. Then, when I was preoccupied with other tasks, someone brought up Avatar, and I reasoned, “Oh, I guess it came out and didn’t perform very well. I was completely silent. Oh, well, it happens, I thought.
After that, someone recently announced, “Oh, Avatar is coming out!” continued Falco. It hasn’t been released yet, I yelled.
The long-awaited sequel by director James Cameron made $441.6 million at the box office upon its global release. Avatar: The Way of Water‘s domestic debut in the United States came in at $134 million, falling short of the earlier estimates of $150 million to $175 million.
Cameron had previously intimated that he would end the film series after the third installment of Avatar: The Way of Water didn’t do well at the box office.
In an interview with Total Film, he said, “The market may be telling us we’re done in three months, or we might be halfway done, meaning: ‘OK, let’s tie up the tale in movie three rather than dragging it out for a long period.
According to the director, the Avatar series was going to be five movies.