On the weekend of December 16-18, Disney’s 20th Century Studios released the highly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Watersequel to Avatar from James Cameronand after having finished its first weekend on the billboard, the figures achieved by its launch emerge.
The Way of Water accumulated $134 million dollars in the domestic box office (USA), while in the international he achieved $307.6 million dollarsfor a global total of $441.6 million.
- It placed at number one in all international markets, with the exception of Japan, where it placed at number two.
- Best premiere in times of pandemic in markets such as Germany, France, Vietnam.
- Its top five international markets are China $57.1 million, South Korea $24.7 million, Germany $20 million, France $19.3 million, and India $18.1 million.
Avatar: The Way of Water Its plot is set more than a decade after the events of the original film.and tells the story of Jake, Neytiri, and their family:
“The Sully family endures danger, battles to the death and tragedy, throughout the film.”
The one titled in Mexico and the rest of the Spanish-speaking territory of Latin America, Avatar: The Path of Waterhas a cast made up of the return of Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Langand the new additions to the cast, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Michelle Yeoh, y Kate Winslet.
A curious fact about the production is that much of the return to the fictional planet of Pandora takes place in the planet’s oceans. Cameron developed new technology for filming motion capture scenes underwater, something never before achieved. But the underwater sequences aren’t all movie magic, as they Weaver, 70, held her breath underwater for six minutes at a time while filming, while Winslet held her for eight minutes.
Cameron directs the feature film and produces with Jon Landau.
Cameron simultaneously filmed a third film, which is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2023. And as soon as those films are done with post-production, Cameron and company will begin filming. “Avatar 4” and “Avatar 5” one after another.