Avatar: The Way of Water is one of the highly anticipated films of 2022. Ever since the film was first announced there has been a lot of hype around it. The sequel is expected to follow Jake Sully, who is living with his family on the planet of Pandora. The trailer of the film represents some of the beautiful sequences from the film. The film is also expected to feature multiple underwater scenes. The director has reportedly created new technology for the underwater scenes in the sequel.
The director of the film James Cameron has still not revealed the budget for the film. Earlier, the budget of the film was reported to be in the $250 million range. However, Avatar: The Way of Water is believed to cost much more than $250 million.
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James Cameron is Not Willing to Give a Number For Avatar 2 Budget
James Cameron has been working on Avatar: The Way of Water since 2013. The director is known for some of the biggest films in Hollywood. His 1997 Titanic became the first ever film to earn $2 billion at the box office. And his 2009 film Avatar is still the highest-grossing film in the world.
With the sequel all set to release in a few days, everyone is curious about how much Avatar: The Way of Water costs. The director has straight off refused to give out a fixed number about its budget as he says, “Very fu*king [expensive].”
According to GQ, the director has said that Avatar: The Way of Water would need to be “the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” just to break even. The report also claimed that Cameron informed the studio that Avatar 2 represented the worst business case in movie history.
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Fans Believe Avatar: The Way of Water Could Easily Hit 2 Billion
Fans have started discussing whether The Way of Water could cross the $2 billion mark at the box office. They believe that the film has enough attention on it, and can easily cross the mark.
Nah, it’s going to hit 2 bill easy, it has enough attention on it
— BurgerShmeat (@kirklad1) November 22, 2022
OMG. I guess it's still possible tho?
— JS (@nicejanice19) November 22, 2022
No shot this film does that good 💀
— Monkey Rocket (@MonkeyRocket8) November 22, 2022
This is lowkey scary but im sure it will be a success avatar is coming for endgame’s neck
— 🌊💧the way of water💦🌧️🌊 (@NetfIixu) November 22, 2022
yeah thats not gonna happen lol
— garca (@ablv00) November 22, 2022
Some even claimed that Avatar: The Way of Water would easily overtake Endgame, while others said it is impossible. People also claimed that the possibilities for it to cross the mark are higher as it is the sequel to the highest-grossing film of all time.
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Avatar Would Have to Overtake the Third or Fourth Highest-Grossing Film
Director James Cameron has claimed that Avatar 2 will have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing film to be profitable. Considering this, the film would have to overtake Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Avengers: Infinity War, which currently hold the fourth and fifth spot, respectively, in the highest-grossing films.
Avengers: Endgame was the last film to cross $2 billion at the box office and currently is the second highest-grossing film. However, the pandemic affected the box office collection of many movies.
But still films like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Top Gun: Maverick managed to cross the $1 billion mark at the box office. Considering that the two movies that managed to turn huge profits were sequels, Avatar: The Way of Water can also cross the margin.
The first film received a great response from viewers and critics. The recent re-release of the film also did quite well at the box office, so there is a possibility that it could be profitable and could achieve the target set by the filmmakers.