James Cameron’s Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time, re-released in theaters worldwide on Friday, September 23. The film first released in 2009 and broke box office records worldwide. This current run is the third of the film, coinciding with promotions for its upcoming sequel. The film has once again managed to register decent numbers at the worldwide box office, targeting $15-20 million globally. Read also: James Cameron says Avatar can be said to be impressive only when people show up for Part 2.
In India, a drop in ticket prices on Friday due to National Cinema Day helped James Cameron’s film sell tickets for 1 crore in advance booking alone. business analysts are predicting it could be a The 5 crore weekend in India may be facing competition from Brahmastra and Chup. According to industry tracker Sacnilk, Avatar sold 77,559 tickets in advance sales, earning 1.04 crores.
Globally, the film released in five markets on Thursday itself. According to a report by The Collider, its total from France, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and the Philippines stood at $877k on Thursday. According to a report by CNBC, analysts in the US estimated the film to gross anywhere between $7 and $12 million in the North American market on Friday. Other trade sources say it could earn more internationally, including India, taking its global day to a gross of $15-20 million. This is a huge figure for a re-release, and will further strengthen the film’s already strong worldwide earnings.
Avatar is the highest-grossing film of all time with a worldwide gross of $2.8 billion. It briefly lost this crown to Avengers: Endgame in 2021, but after it was redistributed in China later that year, additional earnings pushed it back to the top spot. The third wave is likely to help strengthen the film further.
The film is getting its third run at the box office since its original 2009 release and this time around, it is months before the release of the long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, which is set to release in December. Is. Directed by James Cameron, the film brings back Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang from the first film, and introduces Kate Winslet and Michelle Yeoh. The film is the second in a five-part franchise, and will be released in theaters on December 16, 2022.