James Cameron talked about the box office of avatar 2 and what it would take to make the film profitable. The director had already said that, in order to make the next three sequels, the collection of this second part would have to be quite high.
Now, during an interview with GQ, Cameron reiterated that the future of the franchise depends on the box office performance of this return to Pandora. His main argument is that making the sequel was very expensive, so the film has to do very well on the box office charts worldwide to be able to make up for its cost. These were his words.
«You have to be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history. That is your threshold. That’s your balance point.”
The first film, to date, is the highest-grossing film in history, and therefore a sequel was the most logical thing to do, but uncertainty remains about whether this new adventure will have the impact of the adventure. primal, because the future of Cameron’s science fiction universe might not materialize.
It is known that this sequel cost approximately $250 million. Will it manage to recover that amount and live with its predecessor on the podium of the most consumed by the public? We’ll see.
Cameron’s comments regarding Avatar 2’s box office weren’t just for GQ. Recently, he also told total films the next:
“The market can tell us that we’re done in three months, or we can be half-finished, like, ‘Okay, let’s finish the story in the third movie, and don’t just go on and on’, if it’s not profitable.”
Avatar: The Path of Water arrives in theaters in Mexico on December 15, 2022.
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