The entire film world is anxiously awaiting the theatrical release of Avatar 2: The Way of Water. Can James Cameron after all these years the enthusiasm for Pandora in the cinema rekindle? Last but not least, three further sequels are planned, which should expand the story about Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington.
While many in the industry are wondering what Avatar 2’s box office numbers will be in December, Cameron is bringing the first part of the sci-fi series back to theaters and targeting one other milestone on. Avatar could be the first film to break the 3 billion mark.
Avatar could be the first film to gross $3 billion
With a Grossing $2.847 billion Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time. He was briefly overtaken by Avengers 4: Endgame. But a 2021 re-release has brought Cameron’s epic back to the throne. The current re-release could help Avatar reach the 3 billion.
You can watch the trailer for Avatar 2 here:
Avatar: The Way of Water – Teaser Trailer (German) HD
The film would have to bring in 153 million US dollars as part of its recent theatrical return. That’s a lot, but not impossible. At least Cameron is banging the drum for the re-release: the 2009 film has been reworked so that it modern blockbuster standards is equivalent to.
In addition, there is little competition from big films right now. Neither Black Adam nor Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are within reach, which means the re-release will be smooth sailing in the coming weeks spread in cinemas and can satisfy the blockbuster hunger of the audience.
Avatar returns: blockbuster hunger and 3D nostalgia
Curiosity and Nostalgia: Although Avatar’s legacy is always regularly questioned, for many people Avatar still stands the ultimate 3D experience. Re-release can bring that feeling back. Not to mention the generation that can now see Avatar in 3D in cinemas for the first time.
Before we dissect Avatar 2’s theatrical figures, we can be curious as to whether Cameron will release the first part can break another record. Either way, Avatar will extend its lead over Avengers 4: Endgame. And who knows, maybe the December sequel will effortlessly pass both films.
Avatar has been in German cinemas again since Wednesday. The second part follows December 14, 2022.
Do you think Avatar or Avatar 2 can break the 3 billion mark?