After 13 years, the sequel to the global box office juggernaut ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ (short for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’) came to Northern America with an opening of $134 million, below industry expectations of $175 million. This is the sixth highest December opening in the Northern America market, on par with the $134 million performance of ‘The Batman’.
The film opened at the global box office at around $434.5 million, the second highest opening of the year behind ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ at $449 million.
The film’s global box office opening heavy IMAX on $48.8 million, becoming the second highest opening in IMAX global film history, but also the highest December global box office opening in IMAX history.
Earlier, director James Cameron had stressed that the key to judging whether the film would be profitable would be the performance of the third week. His work has always been to go long, 13 years ‘Avatar’ Northern America opened only $ 77 million.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ general audience rating is the same as the last episode
Avatar: The Way of Water’ film in Northern America general audience rating CinemaScore got A, the same as the last episode. 77% freshness on rotten tomatoes, 93% popcorn index, IMDb 8.1 (54,000 people scored), while ‘Avatar’ is 7.8 (1.3 million people scored).
The media expects the staying power of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ to be worth waiting for, as Northern America will soon welcome Christmas and New Year, and there are no relatively large number of movies hitting in January.
Temporary Northern America annual crown ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Northern America opening weekend $126 million, is by going long, get 718 million Northern America cumulative box office.
The film also performed below expectations outside of Northern America, with a $434 million global opening at the box office, ranking second in mainland China affected by the epidemic, getting only $57.1 million (398 million yuan), far below expectations.
However, IMAX in mainland China reaped 110 million RMB, accounting for only 1% of the screen count contributing up to 27% of the box office, marking the highest opening market share in IMAX’s history in the Chinese market. Eighteen of the top 20 box office cinemas in mainland China were IMAX theaters.
The Korean market performed well ranked second only to Northern America and China, while the UK performed poorly and India ranked sixth to make a splash.
Avatar: The Way of Water’ grossed 66% of its global opening weekend from 3D screens, with the Chinese market accounting for nearly 100% of 3D screens and the Northern America market accounting for 58% of 3D ticket sales.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ ranked in the global market in its opening weekend:
NO.01 Northern America $134 million
NO.02 Mainland China $57.1 million
NO.03 Korea $24.7 million
NO.04 Germany $19.9 million
NO.05 France $19.3 million
NO.06 India $18.1 million
NO.07 UK $14.2 million
NO.08 Mexico $12.9 million
NO.09 Australia $10.8 million
NO.10 Italy $10.2 million
Top 10 global box office openings in film history:
NO.01 ‘Avengers: Endgame’ $1.22 billion
NO.02 ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ $645 million
NO.03 ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ $601 million
NO.04 ‘The Fate of the Furious’ US$ 542 million
NO.05 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” $529 million
NO.06 ‘Jurassic World’ $526 million
NO.07 “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” $483 million
NO.08 ‘Captain Marvel’ $455 million
NO.09 ‘Star Wars 8’ $451 million
NO.10 ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ $449 million
NO.11 ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ $434 million
Last weekend Northern America box office in addition to ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, several other films performed below ten million.
‘Violent Night’ ranked runner-up with $5.61 million in its third week of release, Northern America accumulated $34.96 million and $55.06 million worldwide.
‘Black Panther : Wakanda Forever’ ranked third with $5.4 million in its sixth week in theaters and accumulated $418 million in Northern America and $786 million worldwide.
‘Strange World’ ranked fourth with $2.2 million in its fourth week of release, Northern America accumulated $33.77 million and $56.99 million worldwide.
‘The Menu’ ranked fifth with $1.7 million in its fifth week of release, Northern America accumulated $32.12 million and $61.29 million worldwide.
This week’s new films
‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’
Director: Joel Crawford, Januel Mercado starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek Plot: After 11 years, the stinky, arrogant and cute cat warrior is back!
This time he will set out to find the “last wish”, what kind of strange stories will be experienced on the new journey?
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Starring: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire
Plot: ‘Babylon’ features a fictional group of early Hollywood stars, presenting the ups and downs of people’s fortunes in the world of fame and fortune during the transition from silent to audible movies.
‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Starring: Naomi Ackie, Moses Ingram, Stanley Tucci
Plot: The film tells the story of Whitney Houston’s legendary rise to stardom, showing the important moments of glory, joy and heartbreak in her life.
In 1983, at the age of 20, Whitney took the stage in place of her mother and was amazed by her heavenly voice and pure singing ability, which led her to be discovered by a legendary record producer and started her career in singing.
On the road of pursuing her musical dreams, Whitney sticks to her true nature without fear of question, singing the songs she wants to sing and letting herself resonate with her musical soul.
On the tenth anniversary of Whitney’s death, the film will present an unprecedented look at the inspiring, glittering journey of the most awarded female singer of all time.