The enormous success of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ has led it to hold number 1 at the box office in many countries for several weeks, but recently has been dethroned in china, one of the most powerful film markets. In addition, first place went to another space science fiction film that has earned more in one day than James Cameron’s film during its entire first weekend in that country.
The movie in question is ‘The Wandering Earth 2’ and grossed $69.7 million on its first day in Chinese theaters. It is true that it hit theaters during the Lunar New Year celebration, but that does not detract from this prequel to the fifth highest-grossing film of all time in China.
Co-written and directed by frant gwo, ‘The Wandering Earth 2’ once again emphasizes that the future of the Earth is not very rosy, which leads to the construction of huge engines on the surface of our planet with the aim of finding a new home. However, the path to the universe is very dangerous, so a group of characters will have to step forward to try to solve the problems that arise on their way.
Everything indicates that this prequel to ‘The Wandering Earth’, a film that in Spain we already have the opportunity to see on Netflix, is even more ambitious than its predecessorhence its footage has shot up to almost 3 hours when the first installment of the franchise was just over 120 minutes of footage.
In addition, ‘The Wandering Earth 2’ has the support of both the Chinese public and critics, although everything indicates that the same thing will happen as with ‘The Battle of Changjin Lake’. The latter remains the highest-grossing Chinese film and shortly after came a sequel that also swept but not as much, leaving it in eighth place all-time. Not bad, but perhaps those responsible expected more.
With ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ something similar is going to happen, since the first installment is going to retain first place on the list of the highest grossing films of all time and everything indicates that its sequel will end up in third or fourth position. A real outrage -and that ‘Avatar 3’ may also end up exceeding 2,000 million at the box office is a possibility to take into account. but below the first installment.
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