Twelve days after its release, Avatar: The Way of Water will pass the $1 billion milestone. Avatar: The Way of Water, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s Avatar, which continues to be the highest-grossing movie of all time, opened in theatres on December 16. Its second weekend at the box office proved that James Cameron’s blockbuster had real staying power and was ready to go the distance, despite an opening weekend that fell short of expectations. The sequel has now accomplished its first significant goal.
According to Deadline, Avatar:, The Way of Water will surpass the $1 billion mark globally when the second Tuesday’s box office receipts are tallied. Avatar 2 is currently sitting at $955 million after two Mondays in cinemas, which means it will likely surpass $1 billion with Tuesday’s attendance. Amazingly, 12 days after its theatrical debut, Avatar: The Way of Water will reach an important milestone.
It’s looking like Avatar: The Way of Water will be a huge box office hit.
It is anticipated thatAvatar (The Way of Water)would be a tremendous box office hit, despite initial worries about its hefty production costs, brief opening weekend, and potential to match the previous film. In just 12 days, it surpassed the box office haul of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($955 million) to become the third-highest-grossing film of the year, backhand Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World Dominion. In contrast, Top Gun: Maverick reached the $1 billion milestone in 31 days, while Jurassic World Dominion took more than four months.
Without any competition, Avatar: The Way of Water should continue to rule the box office for the foreseeable future, which is what it has to accomplish to justify its vast production budget, which is estimated to be between $350-460 million. According to Cameron, Avatar:, The Way of Water has to make $2 billion in revenue to break even, although analysts believe the figure is more likely to be closer to $1.5 billion. The sequel, though, stands a good chance of surpassing either milestone, given its current box office success.
The promise of Avatar:
The Way of Water, albeit remote, is to beat the $2.97 billion total of the first movie after passing the $1 billion milestone in just 12 days and receiving many theatre re-releases. The sequel is being held back by several variables, including the fact that it won’t be released in Russia, where the first film grossed over $100 million, and that the global box office hasn’t yet recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, Avatar: The Way of Water has already earned $1 billion in sales in twelve days and isn’t slowing down.