Avatar 2 Box Office Prediction: If there is one movie that has been in the news for the longest time, it is the Avatar sequel titled Avatar: The Way of Water. The much-awaited film of 2022 is finally all set to hit the big screens worldwide on 16th December. In India, the name Avatar comes to mind immediately. When Avatar released in 2009, it changed the way audiences watched movies. A decade later, visionary director James Cameron brings audiences to his fantasy world once again. Pandora’s visit will be different from previous outings and movie lovers and fans can’t wait to get a taste of what Cameron has to offer. Internationally, the film is set for an opening of over USD 550 million, which is Rs 4,550 crore. But how is the film expected to perform at the box office in India? let’s find out.
Avatar 2 aims to collect huge numbers at the box office in India on Day 1
The anticipation for Avatar 2 is as huge in India as it is in the international markets. The film is taking a huge opening at the box office here and may reach anywhere in the top 3 for opening day collections this year. Advance ticket bookings have supported the huge buzz around the Hollywood sequel. “The film is going to open with a bang at the box office. My opinion is that the film will do a business of Rs 40 crore on the first day in all languages in India. This is a huge number and will be such a start.” very promising. However, the box office is very dynamic and how well the film does will decide the final numbers,” said producer and film business expert Girish Johar.
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South India leads in Avatar 2 box office collection
South India will lead the box office share of Avatar 2 in India. According to Box Office India, the film will break huge records in the southern markets. Advance booking is excellent in the main centers of the south (Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai) and even in smaller towns. Johar explained the reason behind this and said, “Traditionally, the merchandise share for a big Hollywood release in South India is higher than in the northern markets. The releases are happening in multiple languages - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. – in the south and that is also an important factor. Public awareness about Avatar 2 is very good across India.”
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Will running for 3 hours affect the business of the film?
Avatar 2 has a runtime of over 3 hours. Will it affect the box office prospects? “If the content is not good then a 60-90 minute film seems too long. If it is good then it takes less than four hours. So the runtime will not have any impact on the box office.” Told.
Avatar competing with the Marvel movies?
Johar pointed out how the Avatar vs Marvel debate is not valid for the audience. “The general audience is not affected by whether it is a Marvel movie or not. They want to know whether the movie is something new or not. What matters to them is whether it lives up to the expectations. If the story connects, So the relevance goes up. Automatically.”
What’s driving Avatar’s popularity?
Avatar assures to be a visual extravaganza. But this is not the only factor in its worldwide popularity. This is the story, Johar said. “The relativity of the story matters the most. The makers have created a completely different universe, Pandora. The scale and vision is huge. Whether a person is watching it in China, Japan, Middle East India or anywhere in the world, People will relate to the story. It’s the most important part. Visuals are secondary. If the story is unbelievable, visuals won’t matter. Visuals captivate the audience but story is paramount. Both go hand in hand.”