Avatar 2, The way of water became the 5th highest-grossing movie in the world. It collected around 1 billion dollars in just 10 days. The franchise is planning to create more movies in this genre as well.
Avatar 2: The Way Of Water has made $1bn (£831m) at the global box office in just 14 days, becoming the fastest film to pass the milestone this year. The long-delayed sequel has proved a hit with audiences despite wildly varying reviews. However, It is one of only three films to surpass $1bn this year. After Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World Dominion.
However, director James Cameron has said his technologically innovative movie needs to make $2bn to break even. The film picks up after the events of 2009’s Avatar, which is the highest-grossing film of all time, with box office receipts of $2.97 billion (£2.47 billion). Moreover, analysts say the new installment is unlikely to beat that figure, as cinema attendances are still down, post-pandemic.
The original Avatar was essentially a science-fiction version of Pocahontas. Following the story of greedy, colonialist humans stripping the resources of a distant planet called Pandora. It was told through the eyes of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a human soldier who fell in love with a native warrior called Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). And came to recognize the importance of Pandora’s delicately balanced ecosystem.
The sequel is set several years later. As Sully and Neytiri head underwater to protect their planet from another human invasion while attempting to raise a family. There is a lot riding on its box office performance, as it is the first of four planned sequels, with future instalments coming in 2024, 2026 and 2028.
The director, whose other credits include Terminator, Titanic, and The Abyss, has admitted that his plans will be dictated by the films’ profitability. As well as topping the global box office chart, The Way Of Water is also the UK’s number one film. Making £25.03 million in its first two weeks of release.