According to many published information, Avatar: The Way of Water has a huge production cost of up to 350-400 million USD.
Avatar: The Way of Water is an American sci-fi and epic movie that is expected to be released in 2022. The work is directed, written, and co-produced by James Cameron with 20th Century. Studios. This will be the second installment in the Avatar franchise, following the 2009 installment of the same name. Actors Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, CCH Pounder and Matt Gerald will all return. returning to the old roles, while Sigourney Weaver will take on a new role. In addition, the film will see the debut of new actors including Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Jemaine Clement and CJ Jones.
According to THR’s sources, Avatar 2, titled Avatar: The Way of Water, is one of the biggest production budget movies in Hollywood history, with a whopping $350 million to $400 million to make. The audience can easily imagine, Avengers: Endgame is also a movie with a similar budget.
The above budget also far exceeds the budget of Avatar 1 of 237 million USD, which is also a huge budget at the time of 2009.
And according to director James Cameron, with such an expensive investment, to be able to break even ‘Avatar 2’ needs to have the top 3-4 highest grossing movies of all time (Titanic #) 3 with $2.1 billion; Stars Wars: The Force Awakens #4 with $2.07 billion). Thus, the film must at least surpass 2.07 billion USD to not lose and must exceed the figure of 2.1 billion USD to make a profit at the box office.
Director Cameron shared in 2006 that if the first part is successful, he wants to plan the following parts. In 2010, after the film was released, he announced that he would make two more films, with the second part slated to hit theaters in 2014. However, it was necessary to come up with ideas for many parts, as well as study shooting techniques. The new release caused the official release date to be delayed several times to ensure the film crew had more time to write the script, do pre-production, and use the visual effects. Preliminary filming took place on Manhattan Beach in California from August 15, 2017, with parallel filming for Avatar 3 in New Zealand from September 25, 2017; and although the production was greatly affected due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film also officially closed at the end of September 2020 after three years of filming.
The film’s theatrical release has been problematic as it has been delayed several times in a row, with the most recent release being on July 23, 2020. The second part is currently slated for a December 16 release. 2022, the three sequels are on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026 and December 22, 2028, respectively.
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