Big News For ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’
Several stories have broken today about a sequel set to hit theaters next month. We’ve got big news for Avatar: The Way of Water!
Avatar: The Way of Water
Let’s start with a look at one of the top stories, regarding its outlook at the box office.
Box Office Break Even
Variety reports that Avatar‘s sequel was so expensive to make, it must become the fourth or fifth highest-grossing movie of all time just to break even! James Cameron has already talked about how pricey the film’s budget is.
Although he won’t give any numbers, early reports state that the production budget, in and of itself, was in the $250 million range. Cameron estimates that based on the budget, “you have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history.”
#AvatarTheWayOfWater needs to earn over $2 billion at the box-office to break even.
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) November 22, 2022
He goes on to confirm, “That’s your threshold. That’s your break even.”
Based on the chart of highest-grossing movies worldwide, without inflation adjustments, this means, based on Cameron’s estimates, it’ll have to overtake some major movies! Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War currently sit in the fourth and fifth slots.
Release In China
Avatar: The Way of Water will premiere in China on December 16 along with the U.S. This is big news because it will be the first Disney blockbuster to debut in the country since 2019!
According to The Wall Street Journal, the last 7 Marvel superhero films have still not received release dates. This has highly impacted global box office earnings.
‘AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER’ will be released in China on December 16.
It will be the first blockbuster under Disney to release in China since 2019.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) November 23, 2022
After China green-lit Avatar‘s sequel, Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, commented, “This is fantastic news for Disney, for James Cameron, and for the movie, because the potential box office from China is enormous.”
This of course will contribute to getting that number up in order to at least break even, as mentioned above.
Cast Members Visit Pandora at Disney World
Finally, let’s look at some more lighthearted news! Recently some of the cast members from Avatar: The Way of Water did an interview in front of Pandora. Chairs were set up outside at Disney’s beautiful Animal Kingdom Theme Park!
Spectrum News 13 shares a video of the cast in a sit-down, where they dished about what it was like to be involved in the film. After the interview, they were able to explore Pandora!
Some were present at its opening five years ago. They shared that coming back was a special event.
Avatar‘s sequel opens on December 16. MickeyBlog will continue to keep you posted on big news as it comes forth about Avatar: The Way of Water!