The highest-grossing film of all-time Avatar has been re-released in cinemas three months ahead of its much-hyped, long-awaited sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water”. And the visual spectacle received a stupendous response at the box office worldwide.
Directed, written, and backed by James Cameron, Avatar was released in Dec 2009 and went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time. If adjusted for inflation, it is the 2nd highest-grossing movie ever after the 1939 historical romance film Gone with the Wind.
Avatar Re-Release Response in India
Avatar had sold more than 77,559 tickets on the opening day worth 1.04 crore gross due to the national cinema day wherein the ticket prices were sold at Rs 75 which led to the huge ticket sales for all the released flicks on Friday.
As per a report from box office India, it collected Rs 1.85 crore nett on its first day. It witnessed a growth of 100% on Sat and raked in Rs 3.68 crores to take its total collections over Rs 6.48 crores.
Avatar had earned over 100 crore at the box office in India in 2009. And now, with the additional starting collections, its lifetime now reaches in the vicinity of Rs 107 crores nett. And it looks like, it will soar past the 120 crore mark in its whole run in India.
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Avatar Box Office Worldwide
It had done a business of $2.5M pre-sales in north America and it earned $3.5M from 37 markets on its first day. It opened at the top of the BO in several markets such as Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Singapore, and Thailand.
Avatar’s re-release has collected a whopping $30.5M (INR 248 Cr approx) during the 3day weekend, which consists of $10M (INR 81 Cr approx) in North America and $20.5M (INR 166 Cr approx) internationally.