avatar 2 not only is he magnanimous with his running time, but with the potential for success that comes with this film, the studios were happy to spend an incredibly high budget on this one. In 2017, when 20the Century Fox had control over the four upcoming Avatar sequels, Deadline reported that a total of $1 billion dollars was spent on the production of four movies. Then even in 2020 the same numbers were reported again. So, that led to the presumption of Avatar: The Path of Water having a production budget of $250 million. But apparently, the recently reported numbers are much higher!
Avatar 2 budget
According to a recent report from the hollywood reporter, Avatar: The Path of Water it was produced on a huge budget ranging from $350 million to $400 million. 2009 Avatar it was produced for $237 million and was still reaping its rewards as of this year (box office total: $2.922 billion). So you’d understand why the studios would be fine spending even more on sequels.
Disney’s acquisition of Fox likely provided Cameron and company with the additional cash inflow (beyond the original $250 million) that was needed in the production and post-production stages of avatar 2. And such a high budget makes this film join the list of the most expensive Disney movies to date. The Avengers: Age of UltronThe reported budget of is $365 million, Avengers: infinity warThe budget is between $325 million and $400 million, and Avengers EndgameThe budget for is between $356 million and $400 million.
Then there’s the 2011 budget Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which was $379 million. If you adjust that for inflation, then Pirates 4 would still be the most expensive movie made to date. So, Avatar: The Path of Water it’s in the vein of all these expensive Disney movies.
Will Avatar 2 be a success?
Hereinafter, Avatar: The Path of WaterDomestic box office opening projections are lower than Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe $187 million opening. They go somewhere between $150 million to $175 million. That’s not bad at all. First Avatar the film only opened to $77 million domestically. But he continued to earn money for several months. So you could wait avatar 2The numbers will stay strong for weeks to come if the movie is as good as James Cameron thinks it is. And that is also a possibility because it faces little to no competition in the holiday period.
But the condition of the theaters is not the same as for Avatar 1 because the movies don’t stay in theaters as long as the first one. Second, the existence of Disney+ could also prohibit earnings later on. So we shouldn’t expect Avatar 2 to produce numbers like Avengers Endgame or the first Avatar movie. For that, the movie would have to be really powerful, and the opening numbers would have to be between $250 million and $350 million at the domestic box office. But, if the movie is really good, surely we could wait Avatar: The Path of Water to earn between $1.5 billion and $2 billion worldwide. It is also going to open in China, so the chances of success are greater. And that’s all Disney could ask for right now.
Avatar: The Path of Water It arrives on December 16.
Font: the hollywood reporter