James Cameron-directed Avatar: The Way of Water is making its way to the Middle Kingdom.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Avatar: The Way of Water” has landed a China theatrical release date on December 16, the same day it is set to hit cinemas in North America and other regions. The Way of Water is the first Disney blockbuster to be released in China during the last three years. This will be incredibly helpful in reaching the director’s goal of maybe smashing an all-time box office record with the eagerly awaited sequel.
The first installment of the Avatar franchise made a splash in China, grossing $261,8 million. Prior to the 2009 release of the film, IMAX in China had 14 screens, but now it has over 800, with 200 more on the way.
In more Pandora-related news, Avatar: The Way of Water was given a PG-13 classification by the Motion Picture Association of America.
The final trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water made its premiere on Sunday night, revealing that tickets for the movie are officially on sale. At over 3 hours and 10 minutes in length, The Way of Water is one of James Cameron’s longest films to date.