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Avatar: The Way of Water Falls Slightly Behind Doctor Strange 2 in Global Box-Office Collections as Sequel Eyes to Repeat First Movie’s Success

Avatar: The Way of Water Falls Slightly Behind Doctor Strange 2 in Global Box-Office Collections as Sequel Eyes to Repeat First Movie’s Success

Avatar: The Way of Water has finally been released after a long wait, making the fans run to theatres everywhere in order to watch the movie. The film has been creating hype for as long as one can remember, so to see Na’vi back in action is exactly what the fans want.

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Avatar: The Way of Water

Its success rate is no less than its predecessor in only the opening weekend as it dominates theatres both domestically and globally. Surprisingly enough, the ticket sales post-pandemic times for the movie fall only slightly behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the two movies that brought people back into theatres.

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Avatar: The Way of Water Has The Third Highest Opening Post-Pandemic Times

Within the first weekend, Avatar: The Way of Water gained a total of $134 Million only in with its North American sales, while globally it additionally made $301 Million. This easily makes it one of the biggest pandemic successes and makes it third in line after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which made $442 Million globally, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which bagged a total of $600 Million in its opening weekend.

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Avatar: The Way of the Water by James Cameron

The movie domestically, however, stands in the fifth position with Robert Pattinson’s The Batman. Even after the massive anticipation that the movie created, it seems as if it minutely falls behind in comparison to its predecessor movie. Although this may not be much of an effect as to competing with Avatar, the movie should have made around $140-175 Million rather than the amount it made domestically. This does not impact as much because James Cameron is best known for movies that gain their boon overtime rather than in an instant. So the Billions that the movie is aspiring to make, might just happen after a little wait.

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Would Avatar: The Way Of Water Be Able To Surpass The First Movie?

According to film critics, the movie has been released at the perfect time seeing that the holiday season is right here. The build-up that Avatar: The Way of Water has compares to no other movie as fans have waited for over a decade to see the aftermath of the first movie. The film has been specifically made to influence an overtime gradual growth rather than an immediate influx of box office funds to make up for the massive budget.

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A still from the movie

While its domestic run may have fallen behind, it still happens to be James Cameron’s biggest run, seeing that Avatar itself made only $77 Million in its opening weekend. So both the fans and the box office would have to wait to see the rise of the movie.

Avatar: The Way of Water is now available to watch in theatres.

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Source: Variety

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.