Prior to the premiere of its follow-up, The Way of Water, Avatar is making a comeback to Chinese theaters.
James Cameron’s Avatar has returned to Chinese theaters in order to promote the release of Avatar: The Way of Water. Around 80 Chinese theaters are showing the movie as the Middle Kingdom continues to relax its zero-Covid regulations.
Avatar’s initial release in China in 2009 brought in more than $200 million. With $58 million from its 2021 re-release in the area, the film surpassed Avengers: Endgame’s global gross to reclaim the record of the highest-grossing film of all time.
Avatar: The Way of Water is expected to have a huge opening weekend in North America, with analysts projecting that film will gross more than $150 million. The Way of Water is about 30 minutes longer than the first Avatar movie and is rated PG-13. It also runs for 3 hours and 12 minutes. Budget estimates range from $350 million to $400 million.
James Cameron directed Avatar: The Way of Water from a screenplay he co-wrote with Josh Friedman, which also features Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Giovanni Ribisi, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, and Giovanni Ribisi.