We’re just days away from Avatar 2’s blockbuster release or we can say that the decade-plus wait for James Cameron’s miraculous sci-fi movie is about to wind down forever. There are many expectations of Avatar 2 titled Avatar: The Way of Water from both the creators and the fans. The movie is back for massive investments. How expensive is Avatar 2?
In some previous reports, we had seen that the budget behind the production of Avatar 2 was $250 million. Subsequently, the amount of $400 million was declared. The gigantic figure makes Titanic director James Cameron one of the most expensive movies ever made. The upcoming sci-fi Avatar: The Way of Water has already garnered huge attention globally due to many reasons, one of them being the presentation of brilliant teasers and adventure images from time to time. Now the biggest requirement for Avatar 2 is to amass over $2 billion just to break even in terms of investment.
In a recent conversation with GQ magazine, Avatar 2 director James Cameron called it “the worst business case in movie history.” The 68-year-old Hollywood director said big business requires more than $2 billion at the global box office to turn a profit.
Apart from this, James Cameron further opined in relation to the success of Avatar 2 titled Avatar: The Way of Water, “the movie has to be the third or fourth highest-grossing movie in history. That’s your threshold. That’s your breakeven”.
Here is the synopsis for Avatar 2 officially titled Avatar: The Way of Water as stated by 20th Century Studios: Set over a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sulli family. (Jake, Neytiri, and their children), the troubles that follow, the efforts they go to to stay safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
The running time for Avatar 2 was revealed to be 190 minutes (3 hours and 10 minutes) in October 2022. James Cameron told Empire: “I don’t want anyone to complain about the length when they sit and binge watch. “. [television] for eight hours… I’ve seen my kids sit down and do five one-hour episodes in a row. Here’s the big societal paradigm shift that has to happen: It’s okay to get up and go pee.”
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