“Avatar” hits theaters making $30 million in opening weekend

“Avatar” hits theaters making  million in opening weekend

The film Avatar 2 still wows audiences by earning $30 million in its first week of worldwide screenings.

This Film science fiction by James Cameron earned $10 million in North America and $20.5 million internationally over the weekend.

The number of viewers is quite large, especially for a film that was released 13 years ago. The return of “Avatar” to theaters took it to $2.85 billion worldwide and made it the biggest film of all time.

“We’re talking about a 13-year-old film, which people can watch at home. What’s interesting is the presentation of Imax. ‘Avatar’ serves as a reminder of how cool Pandora’s image is on the big screen,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. .

In North America, “Avatar” was third at the box office, while first and second were Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” with 19.2 million dollars and Viola Davis’ “The Woman King” with 11 million dollars. .

In terms of recent re-releases, ticket sales for “Avatar” which played at 1,980 locations (mostly Imax), hit 85 percent.

Overseas, the latest version of “Avatar” ranks first in smaller markets such as France (2.9 million dollars), Italy (1.5 million dollars), Singapore and Thailand. The other top regions are Germany (1.3 million dollars), the UK (1.3 million dollars) and Korea (1.3 million dollars).

“Had this re-release turned out badly, it would be the first indicator that there might be problems for the sequel. But it’s very encouraging,” said Dergarabedian.

When “Avatar” debuted in 2009, it produced a solid opening, but barely a record-breaking 77 million dollars at the domestic box office.

But the film had unrivaled legs and remained a huge draw for months, coupled with 3D shows and many extended shows.

“Avatar” then took first place and set a record by staying in the top 10 at the box office for seven consecutive weeks, eventually earning $760 million in North America.

David A. Gross, who runs the film consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research, predicts that “Avatar: The Way of Water” or its sequel will have a big opening.

However, to repeat the success of its predecessor or at least make $1 billion globally, the sequel will need to expand the imagination of audiences like “Avatar.

“Based on early material and trailer, it looks promising,” said Gross

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