There was a time long before, or just at the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when films from various directors had the privilege of being the highest grossing films of each year, unlike the hegemony of the MCU. A remarkable director was Avatar director James Cameron, who is not far from making his big comeback.
Many of you reading this right now may remember this name very fondly, whether you were a child or an adult at the time. Cameron’s undoubted ability to make box office hits has had the same reputation that Kevin Feige’s MCU currently holds, but the former might not be up to snuff this time around.
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Opening Weekend Expected For James Cameron’s Avatar Sequel Is Shockingly Low
Let’s do a quick recap of how James Cameron’s movies have stood up to today as the big names on the top-grossing movies list, starting with his most famous and biggest box office hit. profitable, Avatar.
As everyone knows Avatar was a game-changer for its era in 2009, surpassing all films released that year to top the box office charts by the end of the year. It’s currently the highest-grossing film of all time, with worldwide earnings of $2,922,917,914, and its sequel will arrive soon at the end of this month.
Cameron also had various other hits, such as the romantic drama Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic, which is also the third highest-grossing film of all time with current worldwide earnings of $2,187,463,944. So yeah, it’s pretty safe to say the 68-year-old director can rack up those sweet commercial numbers!
As of today, the aliens the director is set to make a comeback as the father of box office success with the long-awaited sequel to Avatar with Avatar: The Way of the Water. But during his absence came a new player in the game, Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has been squirting one box office hit after another ever since. Iron Man In 2008.
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There’s sure to be some tough competition for Cameron this time around, with the MCU still going strong after so many years. However, it looks like he might fall to the mighty Feige and the MCU, at least on opening weekend.
Analyzing the opening weekend of the three most successful MCU movie releases that have been released this year is a must in this context. According to the numbers, Thor: Love and Thunder had an impressive opening weekend, earning $144,165,107, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever did even better along the same lines, achieving more with a figure of $181,339,761.
However, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness capped off a successful year for the MCU, becoming its highest-grossing film of 2022 with an opening weekend of $187,420,998, and has currently earned $411,331,607 at the domestic box office.
Now if you look at the opening weekend scheduled for Avatar: The Way of the Water according to Box Office Pro, it’s supposed to make $135,000,000, which is even under Thor: Love and Thunder!
To be fair, Cameron had this coming. It’s not that easy to beat the mighty MCU, but only time will tell.
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Fans Think Avatar 2 Will Eventually Pick Up Its Pace
Despite those numbers, it’s safe to bet that James Cameron’s highly anticipated sequel to his most successful film won’t have any issues later on after release, considering he’s already a big name in the movie business. Hollywood industry.
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Her fans are already pretty convinced that Avatar: The Way of the Water won’t have any problems despite what the numbers say-
Well, given that the original movie had a $77 million opening weekend, that’s pretty good and before anyone wonders why this movie did so well so that one weekend low opening end is because its second weekend had a 1.8% drop with $75 million
— Jack Guichard 420 (@420Guichard) November 18, 2022
A means much more to the world than America! –
It’s a lot more abroad
— Trey (@Kingeos0) November 18, 2022
This fan believes –
135M is way too low, it will do way better than this projection.
— Anshu Aggarwal (@anshu_aggarwal9) November 18, 2022
China also has a lot of science fiction fans and has tons of theaters, so why not! –
James Cameron crosses his fingers for this release in China
— Mike Hudson Perry (multifandom era) (@MikeHudsonPerry) November 18, 2022
Good things take time-
it will definitely be much bigger than that
— Javohir Hasanovitch (@IamJavohirJojo) November 18, 2022
We will get Avatar: The Way of the Water on December 16, 2022, and what awaits us is a running clock of all Marvel fans watching the film’s box office earnings closely.