‘Avatar 2: The Way of Water’ finally hits theaters in December 16 this year13 years after the original’s release.
But despite expectations, the Variety announced that the sequel is expected to gross less than its predecessor at the end of its run at the domestic box office, in the US and Canada.
Projections indicate that the new film should close the box with approximately US$ 650 million in the region.
The first movie did $772 million in the domestic market.
Of course, it has to be taken into account that the original was recently re-released and has already raised more $US$30.5 million summing up the countries in which it is being re-aired, including the US and Canada.
If the projections are assertive, this means that ‘Avatar 2: The Water Way’ may not become the most profitable title released in 2022.
Currently, this brand belongs to ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘, which raised US$ 700 million in North America and US$ 1.5 billion around the world.
And then, you think ‘Avatar 2‘ Can you exceed expectations?
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water‘ begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their children), the problems that accompany them, the efforts they make to stay safe, the battles they fight for survival and the tragedies they endure.
Directed by James Cameronthe movie star Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.
James Cameron has been developing the sequels for over a decade. The studio has announced four sequels to ‘avatar‘, with two of them already filmed and the other two awaiting the results of the box office. The filmmaker shot the two films back-to-back due to the way the scenes needed to be captured.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water‘ is scheduled to premiere on December 16, 2022 in theaters, with ‘Avatar 3‘ scheduled to premiere two years later, on December 20, 2024. We can only wait!