James Cameron Says ‘Avatar 2’ Will ‘Easily’ Break Even at Box Office


James Cameron stated on this week’s episode of “Who’s Speaking to Chris Wallace?” that “Avatar: The Approach of Water” will flip the revenue it must so as get the rest of his franchise sequels made. The director went viral in November after telling GQ journal “The Approach of Water” was so costly to make that it must “be the third or fourth highest-grossing movie in historical past” simply to “break even.” The sequel has already earned over $1.5 billion worldwide to surpass “High: Gun Maverick” because the highest-grossing film of 2022.

“It seems like with the momentum that the movie has now that we’ll simply move our break even within the subsequent few days, so it seems like I can’t wiggle out of this and I’m gonna must do these different sequels,” Cameron stated. “I do know what I’m going to be doing the subsequent six or seven years.”

Cameron added in regards to the movie turning a revenue, “The purpose is we’re going to be okay. I’m positive that we’ll have a dialogue quickly with with the highest people at Disney in regards to the sport plan going ahead for ‘Avatar 3,’ which is already within the can – we’ve already captured and photographed the entire movie, so we’re in prolonged post-production to do all that CG magic. After which ‘Avatar 4’ and ‘5’ are each written. We even have a few of ‘4’ within the can. We’ve begun a franchise at this level. We’ve begun a saga that may now play out over a number of movies.”

When Cameron stated in November that “The Way of Water” would want to turn into “the third or fourth highest-grossing movie in historical past” simply to “break even,” it appeared he was referring to the $2 billion mark. The director clarified his remark to Chris Wallace, saying, “I by no means truly gave it a quantity. I stated it might must be among the many highest-grossing movies in historical past and someone else utilized that quantity and it acquired picked up. The quantity is definitely much less.”

Sources have instructed Selection that “Avatar 2” break-even level was set at roughly $1.4 billion, a determine the film has already crossed. Insiders instructed Selection this week that “The Approach of Water” goes to generate a field workplace complete of a minimum of $1.825 billion, although $2 billion definitely stays in attain. Both means, Cameron says the movie shall be worthwhile sufficient to warrant the sequels.

So what can audiences anticipate to see because the “Avatar” franchise strikes ahead? Cameron beforehand instructed France’s “20 Minutes” that “Avatar 3″ will discover “completely different cultures from these I’ve already proven,” including, “The fireplace shall be represented by the ‘Ash Individuals.’ I need to present the Na’vi from one other angle as a result of, thus far, I’ve solely proven their good sides.”

“Within the early movies, there are very adverse human examples and really constructive Na’vi examples,” the director continued. “In ‘Avatar 3,’ we’ll do the other.”

Producer Jon Landau instructed Gizmodo that after the “Avatar” franchise reaches “Avatar 5,” the story will characteristic some Na’vi characters coming to Earth. He stated, “In [‘Avatar 5’] there’s a part of the story the place we go to Earth. And we go to it to open folks’s eyes, open Neytiri’s eyes, to what exists on Earth. Earth is not only represented by the RDA [the franchise’s evil organization known as the Resources Development Administration]. Identical to you’re outlined by the alternatives you make in life, not all people are unhealthy. Not all Na’vi are good. And that’s the case right here on Earth. And we need to expose Neytiri to that.”

“Avatar: The Approach of Water” is now enjoying in theaters nationwide.


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