(AFP) – “Avatar: the way of the water” has exceeded 10 million admissions since its release in mid-December in France, and 1.7 billion dollars at the global box office, its distributor announced on Monday. a statement.
James Cameron’s film, released on December 14, garnered 10,102,350 admissions in less than four weeks in France, surpassing the new version of “The Lion King”, the last blockbuster to have sold more than ten million tickets.
Two-thirds of viewers saw the film in 3D, a technology it was specifically shot for.
Even if these performances are unprecedented since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, “Avatar 2” remains at this stage still far from the record of 21 million admissions in France, still held by “Titanic”, by the same James Cameron. It can however hope to exceed the first “Avatar”, released in 2009 and which brought together a total of 14.7 million spectators.
Globally, “Avatar 2” is now the seventh biggest hit of all time, according to its distributor: France is the third country where the science fiction film has the most success, behind the United States and the China, but ahead of Germany and South Korea.