Avatar: The Way of Water is in week 6 of its record-breaking field workplace run and nonetheless monitoring forward of the unique 2009 Avatar. The decade-later sequel, which sees returning director James Cameron helming a forged that features Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, and Kate Winslet, arrived in theaters on December 16, 2022. It follows the continued adventures of the Sully household, which now contains three organic youngsters and two adopted – the Na’vi-human hybrid Kiri (Weaver) and the human refugee Spider (Jack Champion). The movie opened beneath expectations, however however confirmed a powerful maintain over the field workplace, shortly ballooning to over $1.5 billion worldwide.
Per Variety, this weekend will see Avatar: The Way of Water‘s field workplace run proceed its maintain at No. 1 within the home field workplace, trouncing the brand new extensive launch thriller Missing, which is projected to debut at No. 3 or No. 4. Avatar: The Way of Water‘s field workplace take this weekend ought to land at round $600 million by Friday, on the verge of pushing Incredibles 2 from the No. 12 spot on the home all-time chart. It can be monitoring forward of the place the unique Avatar was at this level in its run, although its week-on-week drops are extra substantial than the earlier movie’s, that means it might fall behind earlier than too lengthy.
Avatar: The Way of Water is a gigantic success, anyway it is sliced. It has already grow to be the highest-grossing film of the pandemic period, knocking Spider-Man: No Way Home from its record-breaking perch, which additionally makes it the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide. However, that’s largely on account of its worldwide field workplace, because it at the moment solely stands at No. 13 on the all-time home chart behind Incredibles 2 ($608.6 million), Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi ($620.2 million), and The Avengers ($623.3 million).
While it appears totally seemingly that it’s going to enter the home high 10 inside the subsequent two weeks, the belated Avatar sequel has fairly a option to go if it desires to enter the Top 5, even because it simply climbs the worldwide chart. Currently, the Top 5 is dominated by Top Gun: Maverick ($718.7 million), Avatar ($785.2 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($814.1 million), Avengers: Endgame ($858.4 million), and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million). To even be a part of this group, the movie should clear one other $115 million or so, which can be troublesome because it loses steam within the home realm.
Considering the truth that the unique Avatar (which remains to be the No. 1 movie worldwide) solely holds the No. 4 slot, it could seemingly take an enormous increase for Avatar: The Way of Water to have the ability to overtake Spider-Man: No Way Home and enter the Top 3 earlier than the tip of its theatrical run. It has a straightforward path to some extra No. 1 weekends by the tip of the month and the start of February, which might definitely assist. However, as soon as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on February 17, it is going to lastly face some stiff competitors from one other enormous studio tentpole, seemingly sinking it comparatively shortly on the home entrance.