The Way of Water’ Sets Sail at Overseas Box Office – The Hollywood Reporter

Avatar: The Way of Water Have left the port.

James Cameron’s high-profile sequel opened Wednesday in its first handful of international markets, earning $15.8 million so far from 15 reported territories, including France, Korea and Germany.

Korea led international territories, with $3.3 million in ticket sales, followed by France, with $2.9 million. Across Europe, including Italy and Sweden, the film debuted at no. 1 position, 71 percent of the box office came from 3D and other premium formats.

Outside of the reported 15 markets, the film is in previews in several other territories, including Latin America. Those figures are still a preview and are not yet included in the $15.8 million international total. They included $1.5 million in Mexico and $1.0 million in Brazil, for a total of $4.4 million across the entire Latin America region, where 55 percent came from 3D and other premium formats. Elsewhere, there were $1.3 million in previews in Australia, not included in the total so far. China saw improved performances Avatar 2 On Wednesday, before the Friday opening, 1,688 performances sold $2.6 million in tickets.

By Friday, The Way of Water It will be screened in tens of thousands of theaters worldwide, including more than 4,100 locations in North America. The 20th Century/Disney release is expected to score a domestic debut of $150 million to $175 million for a global debut of $450 million to $550 through Sunday.

Of course, there are challenges.

The film’s running time is a whopping three hours and 12 minutes, which means shorter run times (at the same time, it faces almost no competition).

Another important variable is China, where Avatar 2 One of the few recent Hollywood tentpoles to receive a release. As fate would have it, however, a major COVID-19 outbreak occurred in Beijing, resulting in the closure of some theaters. (Source Avatar grossed over $200 million in its original run in the country.)

The Way of WaterCost $350 million to $400 million to produce before marketing, opening 13 years after first Avatar It became the top-grossing film of all time worldwide, a record still with ticket sales of more than $2.92 billion, not adjusted for inflation.

Produced by Cameron The Way of Water Along with his longtime Lightstorm partner John Landau. The film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang, and once again focuses on Worthington’s Sully and Saldana’s Na’vi character, Neytiri. It picks up a decade after the original and follows his family with additional stars including franchise newcomers Vin Diesel and Kate Winslet.

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