James Cameron does it again: Avatar: The Way of Watersequel to Avatar just crossed this tuesday december 28, 2023 The billion dollars in the global box office! This after just 13 days of exhibition in cinemas around the world.
- This converts to The Way of Water in the sixth fastest film to surpass a billion worldwide, removing from the podium Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomwhich he did in 14 days.
- It is currently the third highest-grossing film of 2022, behind number one, Top Gun: Maverickand number two, Jurassic World: Dominion.
- It is at the moment, the third highest grossing film in times of pandemic.
- It surpassed $300 million at the domestic box office, and is projected to hit $500 million or more by the time it ends its run on the billboards.
Cameron estimates that The Way of Water it would have to accumulate $2 billion to “break even,” yet some believe that may well be an exaggeration. Time will tell and the numbers will speak.
One of the reasons the sequel’s box office could take a hit? China’s film market, which is the world’s largest film market, but which has currently been affected as the country is experiencing the largest COVID-19 spike in its history. Even so, The Way of Water At the moment, it has collected more than $100 million dollars in said market. For reference, the first film grossed $200 million in its entire run in China.
TWOW from Cameron and Disney’s 20th Century Studios, 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 Saldaña, 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 almost eight minutes, breaking the record set by Tom Cruise.
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.