Avatar: The Way of Water is off to a flying start in India. The film made Rs. 40 crores on its first day.
The Indian box office for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water is already off to a great start. The film grossed around Rs. 38–40 crore on its first day, Friday. This means it outperformed Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: No Way Home on the first day. It could not, however, topple the biggest Hollywood opener the country has ever seen, Avengers: Endgame.
On day one, Avengers: Infinity War earned 31 crores, while Spider-Man: No Way Home earned 32 crores. With a 53-crore opening, Avengers: Endgame outperformed the competition.With a total box office collection of $2.9 billion, Avatar, Part 1 remains the world’s most successful film.
Avatar: The Way of Water tells the story of Pandora, a moon, and the colonisation that threatens the indigenous Na’vi humanoid race who live on it. According to RottenTomatoes.com, 80% of critics recommend it, with Movie Mom’s Nell Minow calling it “more of an experience than a movie, but the experience is a fun place to visit.”
Avatar: The Way of Water received favorable reviews from critics, as did its predecessor. Everything is expected to perform extremely well in the coming weeks. However, it should be noted that the current price for a standard IMAX seat is also approaching $2500.
In the United States, it grossed $17 million in Thursday preview ticket sales, a solid but not spectacular start for one of Hollywood’s most expensive films. According to Disney, the film earned an additional $50.4 million in international markets in its first two days.
According to Box-office Pro, the film is expected to gross between $145 million and $179 million in US and Canadian theatres through Sunday, and hundreds of millions more globally. That would still place it among the year’s biggest films and provide a much-needed boost for cinemas still struggling to recover from the pandemic.
The film will be released on over 12,000 screens in the United States and Canada, as well as 40,000 screens internationally. It’s being released simultaneously in every country around the world, which is unusual in the industry. According to Comscore Inc.’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian, the large number of screens will be critical in allowing more people to see the film because its three-hour-plus length limits the number of times it can be shown daily.