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Avatar 2 Expected To Make Lots More Money Than The First Movie For Its Opening Weekend

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It’s been over a decade in the making, but Avatar: The Way of Water is finally hitting theaters on December 16. How much money could it generate? Early tracking estimates have come in, indicating that the film could earn between $150 million and $170 million for its opening weekend in the US.

the hollywood reporter he provided these figures, stating that they are “conservative estimates” of how the film might perform in the United States.

For comparison, the original from 2009 made $77 million during its opening weekend in the US in December 2009. The film stayed in theaters for a long time and continued to earn money for weeks and months after its release, grossing $785 million in North America and $2.1 billion in international markets for a total worldwide box office result of $2.92 billion. Dollars. It is the highest grossing film worldwide in history.

THR notes that The Way of Water runs 30 minutes longer than the original film, which will limit the number of screenings per day a theater can hold.

Some industry watchers believe The Way of Water could earn more than $200 million for its opening weekend. Time will tell.

According to writer-director James Cameron, The Way of Water needs to make around $1 billion to turn a profit. He has said that The Way of Water is a very bad business decision.

Cameron has said that the original Avatar worked so well because it’s a “fucking gigantic adventure that’s an all-consuming emotional experience that leaves you drained by the end of the movie.” He went on to say that it was “visually innovative” and still holds up today, more than a decade after its release.

Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters on December 16. Tickets are already on sale and a new trailer has arrived. Check it out above.

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