U.S.: The Way of Water Earns $134 Million Box Office on Opening Weekend: Report

Read Time:2 Minute, 58 Second

(L-R: Jake Sully, Neteyam in 20th Century Studios’ AVATAR: THE WAVE OF WATER.

20th Century Studios The Way of Water: Avatar (2022)

Box office opening weekend numbers AvatarThe sequels to’s are now in!

Avatar: The Way of Water Over the weekend, $134 million was earned at the domestic box-office and $301 million globally. global total of $435 millionAccording to Variety.

The first is a comparison. Avatar The movie grossed $77 million in domestic theaters in its first weekend. This was in December 2009. It eventually brought in nearly $750 million domestically, and more than $2.7 billion globally.

Per Variety, Avatar 2 This was the fourth largest opening weekend of 2011. Previous tracking estimated the film would earn According to, $150 million to $175 Million domestically and $450 millions to $550 Million globally. The Hollywood Reporter.

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter Keep up-to-date with the latest PEOPLE news, including juicy celebrity news and compelling stories of human interest.

(L-R): Jake Sully, Ronal, and Tonowari in 20th Century Studios' AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

(L-R), Jake Sully, Ronal and Tonowari in 20th Century Studios’ AVATAR: THE WAVE OF WATER

20th Century Studios The Way of Water: Avatar (2022)

RELATED: Avatar: The Way of Water Is “Downright Moving” and “Bigger, Better” Than First Movie, Critics Rave

When you ask about your budget, The Way of Water: Avatar, director James Cameron — whose budget for the first film was $237 million — told GQ The sequel was released last month “very f—ing” expensive to make.

Cameron, 68, also said he told 20th Century Studios that the film was “the worst business case in movie history,” and that it would “have to be the third- or fourth-highest-grossing film in history” to “break even.”

Get the most amazing stories PEOPLE Every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcastPEOPLE Every day, for all the celebrity, entertainment, news and human interest stories Monday through Friday.

In December 2021, the filmmaker said Entertainment Weekly Given the dire state of moviegoing in the aftermath of the pandemic, he was worried about whether the subsequent installments could match. Avatar‘s success.

“The main issue is: Will we make any money?” Cameron, who also directed The Box-Office Giant, stated that large, high-end films need to make a lot. TitanicIt celebrates its 25th anniversary Monday. “We are in a new world, post-COVID and post-streaming. Maybe those [box office] The numbers will never be the same again. Who knows what the future holds? It’s all there. a big roll of the dice.”

RELATED VIIDEO: Stars Attend The Way of Water: Avatar Seoul Premiere

Cameron appeared almost on April 20, 2021 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonHe spoke at the event about the pressures of producing the highly anticipated follow up films to his epic sci-fi blockbuster of 2009, which is currently the highest-grossing film.

“I cry. He laughed and said, “I just sit there at my desk crying all day because there’s no other way.” “It’s just too much pressure, dude.”

Cameron — who is also directing Avatar 3, which has already wrapped filming — added that he hopes the movies will make fans happy.

“We just try and be true to the first film and take it to whole new places,” said the Oscar winner. “Most of our scenes were in the ocean, so I’m mixing things I love, such as making. Avatar I love the ocean and being in it.

The sequel stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Kate WinsletStephen Lang, Stephen Lang and many other people.

The Way of Water: Avatar This film is currently in theaters

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %
Previous post 9 Katie Holmes Throwback Looks that Were Peak Y2K
Next post After an on-field collision, Falcons DC Dean Pees was taken to the hospital by Saints players