According to media Deadline, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ received $18.3 million in Northern America on Tuesday, December 20, local time, up 13% from Monday, the best Tuesday performance for a single film in the Northern America market this year.
The film has accumulated $169 million in Northern America and $556 million worldwide. Some box office analysts predict that the film will gross over $1 billion after the Christmas holiday, that is, within 10 days of its release. 13 years ago ‘Avatar’ was Northern America’s third week of release, the global box office only exceeded $1 billion.
The media expects ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ to gross between $67 million and $80 million in its second weekend in Northern America, down or close to 50% year-over-year. It is worth comparing that in 2009, ‘Avatar’ was down only 1.8% in the second week of release, and the decline did not expand to 27% until the fourth week.
The film’s performance at the box office in mainland China is not as expected, opening almost a week at the box office just over 500 million yuan.
Earlier Cameron had said that the key to the film’s profitability depends on the third week, and the cumulative global box office to $2.7 billion to ensure that money, now see to achieve the difficulty is not small.
In addition, Cameron was recently asked why ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Avatar: The Seed Bearer’ were shot back-to-back, saying it was to prevent the “Stranger Things effect,” which means that child actors grow up too fast. In the movie, they are supposed to be in high school, but the actors now look 27 years old.”
When ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ started filming
When ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ was released