LOS ANGELES ( Associated Press) – “Avatar: The Way of Water” topped the North American box office for a second weekend, taking in a whopping $56 million, indicating it could be steady into the new year And can live up to the huge expectations that were raised by its premiere. ,
James Cameron’s digital production for 20th Century Studios grossed $253.7 million in the United States in its first 10 days of release, compared to $212.7 million for the same period for 2009’s first “Avatar”. Will become a money making film. of all time.
Although Cameron’s films like the original “Avatar” and “Titanic” have done well at the box office, sequels often start big and fall quickly, making it difficult to predict where the film will end up. Its second weekend box office decline, compared to the $134 million it made in the first, was not as sharp considering the performance of blockbusters in its releases.
“The fact that this film opened so strongly and only fell 58% shows it has power,” said Paul Dergarabedian, principal media analyst at comScore.
Internationally, “The Way of Water” is already the third highest-grossing film to be released in 2022 with $855 million, behind only “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion”, and On its way to cross $ 1 billion .
Below are estimated ticket sales figures for Friday through Sunday at theaters in the United States and Canada, according to the firm comScore. The final figures will be published on Monday.
1. “Avatar: The Way to Water,” $56 million.
2. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”, 11.35 million.
3. “Whitney Houston: Somebody I Wanna Dance With”, 5.3 million.
4. “Babylon”, 3.5 million.
5. “Violent Night,” $3.14 million.
6. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, 3 million.
7. “Whale,” $924,000.
8. “The Menu”, 617.000.
9. “The Fableman”, 550.000.
10. “Strange World”, 410.000.
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