Avatar just got its rerelease, and it’s fascinating how this movie manages to get butts to the seats every time it comes out. This time, it came with some IMAX improvements, and people responded to the rerelease much better than anticipated. Spider-Man: No Way Home didn’t have this kind of a response as it only managed to bring in $9 million worldwide. But Avatar opened with $10 million at the domestic Box Office. And now, Avatar passes another milestone.
A while ago, it took its throne back from Avengers: Endgame as it once again became the highest-grossing movie of all time. And with the latest rerelease, it has exceeded $2.9 billion ($2.906 billion, to be exact). The rerelease Box Office standings look like this after 1.5 weeks:
Domestic – $18 million (Total – $779 million)
Worldwide – $58 million. (Total – $2.906 billion)
Even many new movies that deserve a lot of attention aren’t making $58 million. So this proves that Avatar fever was confirmed when the movie came out in 2009. It wasn’t a fluke. And this rerelease success is very good for Disney as Avatar: The Way of Water is right around the corner. And it is getting people ready for that mega event during the Holiday period.
So far, we’ve had two Billion Dollar movies in the year as Top Gun: Maverick stands at $1.4 billion and Jurassic World: Dominion passed $1 billion by the barest of margins. And now, we’ve got two more Disney movies that could compete with these films and join the 1b club. One of them is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But Disney would have high hopes for Avatar 2 coz not only can it beat Maverick, but it can once again hit a Double Billion!
It will be interesting to see how Avatar: The Way of Water performs compared to its predecessor. Do you think it will go past $1.5 billion? Let us know in the comments.