‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ will now “easily” break 2009’s ‘Avatar’, which became the highest-grossing film of all time, according to the writer and director. James Cameron.
Prior to the film’s release, Cameron raised eyebrows when he said that Avatar 2 needed to be the “third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” to “break even”.
As of Sunday evening, just 24 days after its release, The Way of Water has become the seventh highest-grossing picture of all time.
The worldwide box office total now sits north of $1.7 billion – $516 million domestic and nearly $1.2 billion international.
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“Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” But during an interview. Cameron said, “The pace the movie is in now, it looks like we’ll easily be past our break even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t get out of this and I’ll have to do these other sequels.” I know what I am going to do in the next six or seven years.
Cameron has already confirmed that ‘Avatar 3’ will hit theaters in the coming years, regardless of the total take after the release of the first sequel. Actually, both ‘The Way of Water’ and ‘Avatar 3’ were shot together.
Now, it seems that both 4 and 5 are going on simultaneously.
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Cameron said, “The thing is, we’re going to be fine. I’m sure we’ll have discussions very soon with the top people at Disney about plans to move forward for ‘Avatar 3’, which is already in the works.” can — we’ve already shot and photographed the entire movie, so we’re in extended post-production to do all the CG magic. And then ‘Avatar 4’ and ‘5’ are both written. Our There’s also some ‘4’ in the can. We’ve started a franchise at this point. We’ve started a saga that could now span multiple films.
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The third installment in the franchise, currently scheduled for release in December 2024, features the ‘Ash People’ of Pandora, a clan said to be not quite as kind as those introduced in the first two films.