We are only a few days away from the blockbuster release of Avatar 2, or we can say that the ten-year wait for James Cameron’s miraculous sci-fi film is about to end. Both creators and fans have high expectations for Avatar 2, titled Avatar: The Way of Water. Massive investments have brought the film back. How much does Avatar 2 cost?
According to previous reports, the budget for Avatar 2 production was $250 million. Later, the figure was revised to $400 million. The massive sum makes Titanic director James Cameron’s film one of the most expensive films ever made. The upcoming sci-fi film Avatar: The Way of Water has already sparked widespread interest for a variety of reasons, one of which is the regular release of thrilling adventure teasers and images. Now, the most important requirement for Avatar 2 is to amass more than $2 billion in order to break even in terms of investment.
In a recent interview with GQ magazine, James Cameron, the director of Avatar 2, stated that “it is the worst business case in movie history.” According to the 68-year-old Hollywood director, the biggie needs more than $2 billion at the global box office to make any money.
Aside from that, James Cameron expressed his thoughts on the success of Avatar 2 titled Avatar: The Way of Water “The film must rank as the third or fourth highest-grossing film of all time. That is your limit. That is your break even point.”
According to 20th Century Studios, the official title of Avatar 2 is Avatar: The Way of Water. “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which takes place more than a decade after the events of the first film, begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their children), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
In October 2022, the runtime of Avatar 2 was revealed to be 190 minutes (3 hours and 10 minutes). James Cameron told Empire, “I don’t want anyone complaining about length while binge-watching [television] for eight hours… I’ve seen my kids sit through five one-hour episodes in a row. The major social paradigm shift that must occur is that it is acceptable to get up and go pee.”
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