Avatar: The Way of the Water trailer reaches 148.6 million views in 24 hours
The Avatar: The Way of Water trailer scored 148.6 million views on YouTube and social platforms in the first 24 hours since its May 9 release. Although the figure includes 23 million views from China, it naturally does not take into account the countless films. enthusiasts who watched it on the big screen ahead of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which hit theaters May 6. Avatar: The Way of Water failed to make the list of top 10 most-watched Hollywood trailers because its view count is less than Mulanethe latest entry on the list, which got 175 million views on day one, including 52 million from China.
As we all know, Spider-Man: No Way Home tops this list as it got 355.5 million views in the same period. That said, the trailer for the second Avatar movie fared better than titles such as Black Widow (116.8 million) and The Incredibles 2 (113.1 million).
Avatar: The Way of Water is headlined by Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña who reprise characters Jake Sully and Neytiri, respectively, from the first film. The likes of Stephen Lang, Dileep Rao and Matt Gerald are also set to resume their games of Avatar. Lang and Gerald feature interestingly in Avatar: The Way of Water despite the fact that their characters died in the first film.
Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel and CJ Jones are the new additions to the Avatar universe. Although not much is known about the plot of Avatar: The Way of Water, the official synopsis indicates that the story takes place a decade after the events of Avatar and will focus on the Sully family’s attempts to deal with new threats in an effort to survive. James Cameron is directing from a screenplay written by him and Josh Friedman.
Avatar: The Way of Water releases on December 16 in India in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. Cameron’s second Avatar The film will be followed by three more sequels with Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 slated for December 2024, December 2026, and December 2028 respectively.
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