Avatar: The Way of Water Box Office Soars to $435 Million in Its Opening Weekend
Avatar: The Way of Water has collected an impressive $435 million (about Rs. 3,598 crore) at the global box office in its opening weekend. The hotly-anticipated sequel from James Cameron earned roughly $301 million (about Rs. 2,490 crore) from markets outside the US, including China. Avatar 2 had a reported budget of $400 million (about Rs. 3,310 crore), and its perfo...
Avatar: The Way of Water has collected a sizeable $435 million (about Rs. 3,598 crore) at the global box office in its opening weekend. Roughly $301 million (about Rs. 2,490 crore) were pulled from markets outside the US, including India, and the all-too-rare China — the latter has been known for limiting Hollywood theatrical releases in the country ever since the COVID-19 pandemic. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the figures are slightly behind the predicted $450 million (about Rs. 3,923 crore), with the second Avatar movie underperforming in the US and Canada.
As per Disney, in India, Avatar 2 has managed to earn Rs. 160 crore during its opening weekend, crossing the lifetime collection for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which concluded at Rs. 126.94 crore. For a movie that reportedly cost around $400 million (about Rs. 3,310 crore) to produce, the resulting numbers might appear daunting to Disney and 20th Century Studios.
However, the real test for Avatar: The Way of Water is still to come, which depends on how many seats it can fill in the coming weeks and months. The original 2009 Avatar only managed to gross $242 million (about Rs. 2,002 crore) worldwide, during its opening weekend and showed its prowess in the later months, to eventually become the biggest movie of all time. Not to mention, the holiday season has created a lack of competition on the Hollywood front, which could work in favour of the James Cameron-directed sequel.