The output ofAvatar 2 “La Voie de l’eau” is fast approaching and impatience is mounting. James Cameron, however, predicted that the film cost a lot more than expected and was going to have to pull off a huge box office performance to be profitable.
Avatar 2: the long-awaited sequel
James Cameron is not one to do things by halves. Thirteen years after offering the whole world Avatarhe is finally about to reveal the sequel, The Way of the Water, on December 14. Why have you waited all this time? Because he wanted to write the all of the scripts for the four sequels announced before starting filming.
Furthermore, he waited until the technology he had in mind was operational to film the underwater scenes. Thus, for the first time in the history of cinema, actors performed underwater capture performance. As you will have understood, a large part of the film will take place in the oceans of Pandora. And for good reason.
After being forced to leave their paradise, Jake and Neytiri, now at the head of a family, find refuge on the reefs. A completely different setting for them but also full of magic, starting with the incredible fauna that populates these seabeds. Sequences that we can obviously discover at the cinema in 3D.
A scrutinized box office result
James Cameron is famous for being the box office king. He has indeed staged two of the three biggest movie hits of all time : Avatar and Titanic. The first is around three billion dollars in revenue and the second 2.2 billion. Suffice to say that the box office performance of The Way of the Water is eagerly awaited. Especially since the film was expensive. Very (very) expensive.
James Cameron warns
If the budget of 250 million dollars per sequel had been announced, the director believes that it is actually much higher. If he did not give an exact figure during his long interview with the magazine QG, he still confided that he was “fucking expensive”. He would have warned the pundits of 20th Century Studios that it was “the worst business in the history of cinema”. And that the movie was going to have to become “the third or fourth biggest hit of all time just to be profitable.”
When we take a look at the worldwide box office, the fourth place is held by Star Wars The force awakens with more than two billion tickets to. Avatar 2 will therefore have to reach the two billion dollars in revenue if he wants to be profitable. A bet that only James Cameron can be able to achieve today outside of Marvel movies. The director has already planned a plan if the film does not achieve its objectives.
To raise impatience, the studio unveiled brand new trailer majestic: