Avatar: The Way of the Water is now the biggest Hollywood movie in India, with more rupees. 454 crore at the box office
Avatar: The Way of Water is now the highest-grossing Hollywood film of all time in India. According to Disney India, the James Cameron-led sequel has collected more than Rs. 454 crore (about $55 million) in the country, surpassing the figures set by 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, which pulled in Rs. 438 crore (about $53 million). million) at the box office when it aired in 2019. Globally, Avatar 2 surpassed $1.7 billion (roughly Rs. 14,000 crore), securing its place as the seventh-biggest film ever made, sitting just behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe interdimensional adventure Spider-Man: No Way Home. According to the latest figures, Avatar: The Way of Water has raised $1.19 billion (approximately Rs 9,785 crore) in markets other than the United States and Canada. It crossed the half-million mark in the latter regions, worth an exact $517 million (about Rs. 4,251 crore).
On the face of it, Avatar: The Way of Water is set to hit the $2 billion (roughly Rs. 16,445 crore) mark in the coming weeks – a requirement Cameron deemed necessary to “break even.” , which implies that a lower value poses problems for the future of the franchise. Just last week, the director confirmed he would resume work on the sequels, which total five films.
“It looks like with the momentum the movie has now, we’re going to easily get through our hiatus even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t get out of this and I’m going to have to do this for other sequels” Cameron said on an episode of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? (via Variety). “I know what I’m going to be doing in the next six or seven years.” Cameron expects to have a talk with Disney “soon,” regarding plans after Avatar 3, which has already been filmed. Some scenes from Avatar 4 have also been filmed. Cameron also noted that both Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 are ready in script form.
Avatar 2 Global Box Office Breakdown
Going back to the box office numbers, according to Deadline, China retains its highest position – outside of the United States and Canada – as the top market for Avatar: The Way of Water, having collected 188.3 million (about Rs. 1,547 crore). Close behind is France, which attracted $107.2 million (about Rs. 881 crore), widening its gap over South Korea, which now sits in fourth place, with $85.6 million (about Rs. 881 crore). Rs. 703 crore). The two regions are neck and neck in terms of ticket sales. Nestled between the two at no. 3 is Germany, having pulled in $92.6 million (roughly Rs. 761 crore) in Avatar 2 ticket sales, while the UK retains fifth place with $69.1 million (roughly Rs. .568 crore) collected. India was knocked out of the top 5 last week and earned around $55 million (Rs. 454 crore), as previously reported.
With Avatar 2 slowly closing in on the $2 billion movie club, it’s left three movies in its wake since last week. These are the $1.67 billion (roughly Rs. 13,717 crore) Chris Pratt-led Jurassic World soft reboot, the $1.65 billion (roughly Rs. 13,552 crore) photorealistic remake of 2019’s The Lion King. ) and Marvel’s first superhero, The Avengers at $1.5 billion (about Rs. 12,320 crore).
What to expect from Avatar 3?
As for Avatar 3, which is no longer likely to be the last film in the franchise, Cameron teased last week that it would feature the “Ash People”, representing the culture of fire.
“I want to show the Na’vi from another angle because so far I’ve only shown their good sides,” he told 20 Minutes. “In the early films, there are very negative human examples and very positive Na’vi examples. In Avatar 3 we will do the opposite. We will also explore new worlds while continuing the story of the main characters.
Avatar: The Way of Water is in theaters worldwide. In India, Avatar 2 is available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.
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