Avatar re-release earns $2.5 million at international box office

Avatar was reissued this week. The film, which became the highest-grossing film after its release in 2009, fell to the second position after the release of Avengers: Endgame. But after its re-release in China, the film regained its top spot in 2021. After 13 years of the original film, the filmmakers are returning with a sequel to the film, Avatar: The Way of the Water. The film’s director, James Cameron, also announced that the film will be re-released in theaters three months before its sequel is released.

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A Picture from Avatar (2009)

Avatar was re-released worldwide this week, refreshing audiences’ memories of the exotic world of Pandora. The re-release did not include any new scenes and was the same as before. However, it would be in the 4K high dynamic range and higher frame rate for some select scenes.

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Avatar earns $3.5 million at the international box office with its re-release

The James Cameron film grossed $3.5 million at the 37 International Box Office within two days of its re-release. The film took the No. 1 spot in Italy, Germany, and Mexico, grossing $300,000, $200,000, and $200,000 respectively. It opened in third place in Australia with $400,000. In addition to that, it also got No. 1 in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Ukraine, Singapore, Thailand, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia.

Avatar was re-released in North America, the United Kingdom, Japan, and India on September 23. With its North American release, it topped $2.5 million in pre-sales alone.

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Zoe Saldana – Avatar

Avatar once again wowed audiences with its exotic scenes and the continuing story of Jake Sully and Neytiri. More information on its box office performance will be revealed by the end of the weekend.

First released in 2009, it became the highest-grossing film of all time, grossing $2 billion at the global box office. The film was a critical and commercial success and won acclaim for its 3D technology and exotic visuals.

An exclusive preview of Avatar: The Way of the Water

The re-release of the film not only provides remastered 4K dynamic range in a higher frame rate, but the film also gives a small preview of what’s next. People who saw the film for the first time, as well as those who re-watched it, were very impressed with the film.


4K dynamics weren’t the only novelty of the film. While it doesn’t contain any newly added scenes from the 2009 film, it does have an exclusive preview for the sequel, which will be released on December 16, 2022.

After the reissue of AvatarJames Cameron’s other blockbuster film will return to the big screen in 2023. Cameron’s 1997 film, Titanic, will return to theaters on February 10, 2023, in 4K 3D high dynamic range.

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Avatar: The Way of the Water is the direct sequel to the 2009 film. However, it would not be the last film in the franchise. Three more films are set to be released in 2024, 2026, and 2028.

The re-release has made fans eagerly await its sequel. The trailer of Avatar: The Way of the Water received a promising response and set high expectations for the sequel.

Avatar: The Way of the Water
Avatar: The Way of the Water

As for the plot of the sequel, few details are yet available on this subject. However, 20th Century Fox’s description of the film indicates that the film will follow several decades after the first film. It will tell the story of the Sully family and further explore the oceans of Pandora.

The film was supposed to be released in 2014, but after several delays, it was supposed to be released on December 16, 2022.

Avatar now playing in theaters.

Source: Collider

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