Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop? Is 20th Century Studios ‘Avatar: Way of Water’ Headed for Box office Success?

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Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop? Is 20th Century Studios 'Avatar: Way of Water' Headed for Box office Success?
Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop? Is 20th Century Studios ‘Avatar: Way of Water’ Headed for Box office Success? (PicSource: Instagram/ Avatar)

After over a decade, 20th Century Studios/Disney ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’—the sequel to the biggest blockbuster of the Industry, ‘Avatar (2009)’—has finally been released in the domestic theaters, and as expected, the critical reviews have mostly been positive; especially for VFX and CGI and larger-than-life screenplay, but also criticized for its long duration. But leaving reviews, the performance of the sequel at the ticket window may cause concern for production because it’s not as expected and also disappointing for those who spent billions on it; shocking but true.

Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop?

Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop? Is 20th Century Studios 'Avatar: Way of Water' Headed for Box office Success?
Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop? Is 20th Century Studios ‘Avatar: Way of Water’ Headed for Box office Success? (PicSource: Instagram/ Avatar)

According to reports, the direction of James Cameron and the production by Disney/20th Century Studios, the epic sci-fi sequel ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ was released in the USA on December 16, 2022, in over 4200 theaters, collecting $53 million in its opening day (including $17 million from Thursday night previews) and $134 million on its opening weekend in North America. Overall, it has so far grossed $620.80 million domestically and $1.496 billion overseas, for a worldwide total of $2.116 billion, which is one of the biggest performances of 2022, also expected as compared to its massive budget[1].

According to reports, ‘Avatar’s sequel is one of the most expensive films in the industry, and as per James Cameron, it needs around over $2 billion to make a profit. But on paper, the production cost for ‘Avatar 2’ is itself $400 million, and makers spent around the same amount on P&A—overall, the break-even mark at $1.3 billion. With the excellent performance from last week, ‘Avatar 2’ is currently in the profit zone, and it has over $2.2 billion box office potential—$2.4-5 billion is also looking in hands—; with reference to this projection, it’s a complete and big box office success. It also becomes the highest-grossing film of 2022 after beating ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.

Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop? Is 20th Century Studios 'Avatar: Way of Water' Headed for Box office Success?
Is Avatar 2 Hit Or Flop? Is 20th Century Studios ‘Avatar: Way of Water’ Headed for Box office Success? (PicSource: Instagram/ Avatar)

Compared to the original ‘Avatar’s $77 million debut, ‘Avatar 2’ is far above, but to a global lifetime, breaking ‘Avatar’s $2.923 billion record is an unfulfilled dream for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’. Leaving the big films like ‘Avatar’, ‘Titanic’, and ‘Endgame’, the opening of ‘Avatar 2’ is less than 2022’s release of ‘Multiverse of Madness’, ‘Wakanda Forever’, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, ‘Jurassic World Dominion’, and ‘The Batman’. A shocking is that if the film does not do well, then the question marks on the making of the upcoming films of the franchise can be tough, which can be understood from the statement of James Cameron.

Talking about the exact critical response, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ has received an 7.8/10* IMDb rating based on 270k+ Votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 77/100% based on 418 critical reviews.


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