Avatar: The Way of Water, from 20th Century Studios and Disney, is projected to earn $17 million on Tuesday, which might make it the highest-grossing Tuesday of 2022, surpassing the first-day take of Minions: Rise of Gru by a hair.
We’ll see how the dust settles in the morning, although other competing studios are predicting higher. The domestic come for the James Cameron-helmed sequel will hit $167.3M on its fifth day in theatres.
According to one distribution source, Avatar 2’s $8 million in pre-sales is impressive for a sequel’s second weekend. On Monday, Avatar 2 earned $16 million, with 14% of it coming from Imax showings, up from the 12.3% indexing over the weekend.
As of the now, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story appears to be Avatar 2’s main competitor. Avatar 2 has a chance to outgross that Lucasfilm movie’s first-Tuesday earnings of $17.5 million. When Christmas was on a Sunday, like it is this year, Rogue One earned $96.1M in its second four-day weekend. It’s a sum that it’s possible Avatar 2 will make between Friday and Monday of the next weekend.
Weekend two of the original Avatar likewise occurred during the Christmas period, however Christmas itself was on a Friday that year (which is better than the holiday falling on a Saturday or Sunday). In its second weekend, the film only lost 1.8% of its opening weekend’s $77M, earning $75.6M. Amazing.
In terms of worldwide ticket sales, Avatar 2 has already soared beyond the $500 million mark. This year, Disney has earned more than any other studio in history, and the $4 billion mark in global box office revenue is largely attributable to the success of the sequel.
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