‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ is about to disappear from theaters around the world, and it will do so having become the third highest grossing film of all time. The science fiction adventure has swept almost every country in which it has been released, but where perhaps It hasn’t lived up to expectations it has been in China.
The sequel to ‘Avatar’ accumulates an income of almost 246 million dollars in that country, a figure not far from what was achieved at the time by the first installment. The problem is that the box office in China has skyrocketed over the years, and a good proof of this is that all the movies that have grossed more in China than both hit theaters from 2014 onwards.
much more was expected of her
In fact, there are up to seven Hollywood blockbusters -‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Fast & Furious 8’, ‘Fast & Furious 7’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and ‘Venom’- with better figures than both installments of the franchise directed by James Cameronbut what interests us now is local competition.
During the last few months, there are up to five Chinese films that have far exceeded the grossing of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ in that country. In some cases, such as those of ‘The Battle of Changjin Lake II’, ‘Full River Red’ and ‘The Wandering Earth 2’, have even more than doubled their numbers -the remaining two, ‘Moon Man’ and ‘Too Cool to Kill’they also exceed it with enough slack.
All this leads to much more being expected from ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ in China and that it exists certain feeling of disappointment for its performance at the box office there. Obviously, there are other conditions, but it is that the James Cameron film also had an unexpected asset in its favor: initially it had to leave the theaters of that country on January 15 -at that time it was still number 1 at the Chinese box office- , but special permission was granted to continue in theaters for another month. Had it not been so, his income would have remained at “only” 214 million.
Not that this is going to be much of a concern for Cameron.Well, it is already planned that ‘Avatar 3’ will hit theaters there at the same time as in the rest of the world and the second installment has been a resounding success, but it is still a thorn in the side for the creator of the saga ‘ Terminator’.
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