James Cameron’s film ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ continues to sweep theaters and has already surpassed ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ in the ranking of highest-grossing films in history.
It has been made to wait 13 years, but Avatar: The Sense of Water It has been a reality since it was released on December 16, 2022 in movie theaters around the world. The sequel to Avatar has had to deal with various delays, but the main reason why James Cameron didn’t get down to business with the second part of his blockbuster film until long after its release is that at that time the features had not yet been developed. techniques and technologies necessary to capture what he had in his head. A detail that, coming from Cameron, created so much ‘hype’ among viewers that, even more than a decade after AvatarThey have flocked to see avatar 2.
There were some questions, however, about how the film would be received and whether those who enjoyed the first film on the big screen and made it the highest grossing film of all time would really be interested in a sequel. Some doubts that remained until the end, but with great confidence on the part of Disney towards James Cameronwho was able to shoot the second and third films straight away and is already planning avatar 4 Y avatar 5.
In fact, even Cameron himself had doubts, going so far as to refer to the film that has kept him busy for a decade as “the worst business case in movie history.” According to the filmmaker, the film would need to reach the top of the ranking of highest grossing films in history just to start being profitable. Later, barely two weeks after its release, Cameron pointed out that he had not been very accurate and that the film was close to breaking even.
Since then, having already completed a month on the billboard, avatar 2 continues unstoppable. The last great milestone for him has been to overtake the sixth highest-grossing film on the left, Spider-Man: No Way Home and now points directly to Avengers: Infinity War. He doesn’t have much left to catch up with. With 1,928 million dollars raised, 120 million separate it from the 2,048 of the Marvel film. A figure that is no small feat, but taking into account the meteoric rise of the film, it no longer seems like a ‘big deal’. When that happens, three James Cameron movies will be in the top 5 grossing of all time.
The update of the box office data and the spectacular performance of avatar 2 a month after its premiere is important when it comes to speculating with his arrival to ‘streaming’. Because that’s all we can do right now.
At the moment there is no date, but although we have fairly recent examples of Disney+ premieres of films that were debuting in theaters a short time before -the one of Strange worldfor example, it does not seem that this is going to be, even remotely, the case of the sense of water. avatar 2 it still has a way to go in its pursuit and, as long as it continues to bring millions of people to theaters and easily catch up with its competitors in the top-grossing rankings, It doesn’t make much sense for them to rush to introduce it into their ‘streaming’ catalogue.
In fact, an important example of this new ‘modus operandi’ with films that do well at the box office can be found in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will be available on Disney+ to all its subscribers starting February 1, two and a half months after its premiere in physical theaters. A move that puts an end to the streak of almost simultaneous releases, with Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, Charm Y Thor: Love and Thunder arriving on the platform just over a month later and apparently affecting its collection.
In addition, at the moment there is no real competitor for avatar 2, which means that many people will continue to buy tickets and that many others will want to see it in theaters one more time while they still have the chance. A) Yes, Currently, there is no release date for Disney+, but we do know that its streaming debut will be on the platform and sometime in the coming months.