China Box Office: ‘Avatar 2’ Headed for $120M+ Opening Splash
James Cameron’s The Way of Water: Avatar Despite the uncertainty surrounding China’s public health situation, China is making a strong start.
According to regional reports, the film had earned $15.2million (RMB106million) as of Friday 12 p.m. local time. This includes Thursday night previews. Box office consultancy Artisan Gateway. The firm forecasts currently Avatar 2 To close the weekend, a total of $119 million to $128 millions (RMB830 million – RMB 890 million) was earned.
Maoyan, China’s largest ticketing platform, is meanwhile projecting The Way of Water To close its local run with $360million (RMB 2.51 billion), which would make it Hollywood’s biggest movie this year (more than twice). Jurassic World: DominionThe title was the third-largest U.S. title in China with a $157 million haul. Even in the best times, Maoyan’s full run forecasts — which are based on early sales rates, user ratings, and performance trajectories from past titles — can be subject to substantial revisions within the first few days of publication. And Avatar 2Due to uncertainties surrounding the widespread COVID-19 epidemics in China, a company’s earnings prospects can be difficult to predict. Artisan Gateway projects a wide range of earnings. Avatar 2The unpredictability of the moment reflected in’s career total, $315 million to $415million (RMB 2.2 billion – RMB 2.9 billion).
China made abrupt changes to its national response to the pandemic, lifting almost all of the “COVID zero” restrictions. The majority of testing requirements were removed and the proof-of health QR code, which was required to enter most public spaces, was scrapped. This sudden policy shift was prompted by growing social unrest and rising infection rates in many Chinese cities. Some public health experts believed that “COVID zero” was unsustainable.
China’s sudden freedoms in social movement seem to be a boon for theatrical moviegoing. According to Artisan Gateway’s estimates, approximately 75 percent of Chinese cinemas were open this weekend, compared with less than 50 percent two weeks ago. However, the rapid rise in COVID-19 infections rates has quickly followed the relaxation. This has caused widespread concern and a pattern for voluntary self-isolation amongst the Chinese public. It’s difficult to determine how high China’s infection rates are. However, there is some evidence from Beijing that suggests an outbreak. There are reports of strained hospitals and businesses, as well as reports of people being absent and streets filled with empty houses.
Perhaps there is something that can entice a skeptical Chinese public to return to communal spaces. Avatar 2. Few titles are more nostalgic among Chinese millennials than the firstAvatar. The movie was one of the first Hollywood blockbusters to arrive in the country during its high-growth box-office boom era of late aughts. Avatar The biggest sensation of all was the first film. The film’s first release was worth $202.6 million. This was a staggering sum considering that China had only 5,690 movie screens in 2010. Today, there are more than 82,000. It took three years, and thousands more cinemas were built.AvatarStephen Chow: China’s record fallsJourney to the WestThe original was worth $215 million in 2013. The original was a.AvatarIt was rereleased in China on March 2021 as part of a bid to boost sales during a period of pandemic fallow for Hollywood and Chinese releases. It earned a healthy $58million, which is the fourth highest grossing U.S. movie of that year.
How word of mouth spreads around! The Way of Water Its fate in China will be decided by how it interacts with the audience. How far The sequel is now in the world record books.