For the second weekend, “Avatar: The Way of Water” topped the North American box office, grossing about $58 million, showing that it could hold steady until the new year and meet the huge expectations that its release aroused. premiere.

James Cameron’s digital production for 20th Century Studios has grossed $253.7 million in the United States in its first 10 days of release, compared to $212.7 million in the same stretch for 2009’s first “Avatar,” which was released. would become the highest-grossing film of all time.

Although Cameron’s films like the original “Avatar” and “Titanic” have tended to do well at the box office, sequels often start out big and decline quickly, making it hard to guess where the film will end. Its second-weekend box office drop, compared to the $134 million it made in the first, wasn’t precipitous, given the way blockbusters perform in their releases.

Opined Paul Dergarabedian, principal media analyst at Comscore, “The fact that this film opened so strongly and only dropped 58% shows that it has holding power.”
It is the third highest-grossing film released in 2022 “The Way of Water” internationally, with 855 million dollars, only behind “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion”, and is on track to exceed 1,000 million of dollars.
The estimated figures for ticket sales from Friday to Sunday in theaters in the United States and Canada, according to the firm Comscore so far:

1. “Avatar: The Way of Water,” $56 million.
2. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” $11.35 million.
3. “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” $5.3 million.
4. “Babylon”, 3.5 million.
5. “Violent Night,” $3.14 million.
6. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” $3 million.
7. “The Whale,” $924,000.
8. “The Menu,” 617,000.
9. “The Fabelmans,” $550,000.
10. “Strange World,” 410,000.

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