One of the most-awaited films “Avatar: The Way of Water” or “Avatar 2” will grace cinemas worldwide soon. The epic sci-fi is no doubt carrying a massive buzz surrounding it. It is a sequel to the highest-grossing film of all-time Avatar (2009).
The expectations are no less from Avatar 2, there is a huge excitement regarding the movie in India as well. It will be released in all six languages English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. It has a runtime of 3hrs 10mins or 190 minutes.
Avatar 2 Advance Bookings Report & Budget
It is made on a budget of $250M (INR 2067 crores approx), and the advance bookings for the same were opened at premium formats from Nov 22, onwards in India in limited theatres, now the full-fledged bookings have been opened.
The full-fledged advanced bookings have been opened and the reports are humungous. It has sold overall tickets worth 10.26 Cr for the opening day in advance. Avatar 2 has sold over 3.2L tickets, as of Dec 12 at 10:00 pm.
There is a huge curiosity among fans about the James Cameron outing. On the online ticket bookings site Bookmyshow, over 5.75L people have shown interest in the film.
Trade analyst, Taran Adarsh informed that the film will be screened round the clock in select theatres, and the first show will start as early as 12 AM. His latest tweet is about advance booking which includes Friday, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs (10:00 am). Unexpected Big Box Office number on the way:
#Avatar *advance booking* status at *national chains* [#PVR, #INOX, #Cinepolis]… Till Thursday, 10 am…
⭐️ F: 2,30,317
⭐️ S: 1,72,720
⭐️ S: 1,46,737
⭐️ Total tickets sold: 5,49,774#AvatarTheWayOfWater pic.twitter.com/UuzDqIPXWW
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 15, 2022
Avatar 2 has now become one of the biggest in terms of advance sales in 2022, it will start competing with Brahmastra, KGF2, and Doctor Strange 2, soon. It will then target the all time biggies Avengers and Spiderman: No Way Home. Avengers had sold the ticket worth Rs 80 Cr, whereas Spiderman: NWH had the pre-sales with a gross advance of Rs 40 Cr.
Avatar 2 Early Reviews
Avatar 2 had its world premiere last night and the early reviews are all positive. Going by the critic’s reviews, Avatar 2 is by far one of the best movies in many years despite 3hrs duration.
Indian Superstar Akshay Kumar praised the film:
#AvatarTheWayOfWater is by far the most important film for the future of cinema. Was blown away by the visuals and the emotions. It’s amazing when the biggest filmmaker of the world chooses his film to give an important message. I wanna see it again in imax 3d @Disney
— VarunDhawan (@Varun_dvn) December 14, 2022
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 14, 2022
Unsurprisingly, #AvatarTheWayOfWater is a visual masterpiece with rich use of 3D and breathtaking vistas. It does suffer from a thin story and too many characters to juggle, yet James Cameron pulls it together for an extraordinary final act full of emotion and thrilling action. pic.twitter.com/opr6CRyOwk
— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) December 6, 2022
Avatar The Way of Water: lol imagine being dumb enough to bet against James Cameron. or teen alien Sigourney Weaver. or giant whales subtitled in papyrus.
light years better than the first & easily one of the best theatrical experiences in ages. streaming found dead in a ditch.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) December 6, 2022
So, #AvatarTheWayOfWater is one of the most visually stunning films I have seen. Incredible on an almost obscene level. Crucially, it also manages an engaging story with new & returning characters. Yes, it is long at 3+ hours, but James Cameron's only gone and bloody delivered… pic.twitter.com/oBjoWwiGaF
— Tori Brazier (@dinotaur) December 7, 2022
James Cameron's #AvatarTheWayOfWater is a monumental filmmaking achievement striking a great balance between technical & emotional. The 48fps 3D experience features some of the most jaw-dropping immersion I’ve ever seen. Felt like a kid again watching T2 for 1st time. Astounding. pic.twitter.com/cfiMADJzU4
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) December 6, 2022
Happy to say #AvatarTheWayOfWater is phenomenal! Bigger, better & more emotional than #Avatar, the film is visually breathtaking, visceral & incredibly engrossing. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty – this is moviemaking & storytelling at its absolute finest. pic.twitter.com/RicnpDghrx
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 6, 2022
What is the Break Even for Avatar 2?
Well, when asked about the same filmmaker James Cameron recently said that Avatar 2 needs to become 4th or 5th highest-grosser of all time to break even. The top 3 films are Avatar ($2.9B), Avengers: Endgame ($2.7B), and Titanic ($2.1B) unadjusted for inflation.
On the subsequent spots are Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07B) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.05B). Therefore, as per Cameron, the sequel needs to amass at least $2B to break even. Surprising! isn’t it? that means the budget is more than the reported budget, however, makers haven’t given a hard number yet.
Avatar 2 gets Chinese release
Now, this is great news for Avatar’s biz, as the sequel to Avatar has been cleared to release in China. With this, it is all set to take a humungous start at the box office or could emerge as an all-time biggest opener. It will be released in China on Dec 16 same date as other territories including North America.
Avatar 2 Screen Counts & Buzz
Avatar was re-released in Sept to create anticipation among the cinephiles, from India it grossed over 6 crores on its opening weekend taking the total Avatar bizz in the vicinity of 110 crores.
As we know south India is a major market for Hollywood releases in India, recent reports suggest, astronomical figures are being quoted for the film. As per the sources, many top Telugu distributors are quoting 100-150 crores to release the film in two Telugu states.
It is an event film and is expected to occupy more than 3000 screens in India. Previous Hollywood event movies like Doctor Strange 2, and Thor:4 were released on over 2500 screens, here.
Box Office Collection
May 2022 release movie Doctor Strange 2 had taken the 4th highest all-time start in India for a Hollywood film. And now going by the buzz surrounding Avatar 2 among the Indian audience, James Cameron’s film will be a strong contender in the list of Top opening-day grosser films of all time.
However, it is remained to be seen whether it will enter the Top-5 Hollywood opening in India or not, advance booking and unparalleled craze hint 30 Cr+ opening in India, 200 Cr+ lifetime.
Check out the Top Day 1 Hollywood grosser in India (all time), below:
Avengers: Endgame (₹ 53.10 cr)
Spider-Man – No Way Home (₹ 32.67 cr)
Avengers: Infinity War (₹ 31.30 cr)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (₹ 28.35 cr)
Thor 4: (₹ 18.20 cr)
Avatar 2 Trailer
The trailer of Avatar The Way of Water has been released on the official social media handle of Avatar. It is grabbing a lot of eyeballs, check it out now.
On December 16, return to Pandora.
— Avatar (@officialavatar) November 2, 2022