Avatar: The Way of Water earns $40 million on its first day of release, surpassing No Way Home and Infinity War.

Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water.

The Indian box office for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water is already off to a great start. The film grossed around 38-40 crore on its first day, Friday. This means it outperformed Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: No Way Home on the first day. It could not, however, surpass the biggest Hollywood opener in the country’s history, Avengers: Endgame.

On day one, Avengers: Infinity War earned 31 crores, while Spider-Man: No Way Home earned 32 crores. With a 53 crore opening, Avengers: Endgame stood tall above the rest. With a total box office collection of $2.9 billion, Avatar, Part 1 remains the world’s most successful film.

Avatar: The Way of Water, like its predecessor, received positive reviews from critics. Everything is expected to perform exceptionally well in the coming weeks. However, it should be noted that the price of a standard IMAX seat is currently approaching $2500.

In the United States, it grossed $17 million in Thursday preview ticket sales, a solid but not spectacular start for one of Hollywood’s most expensive films. According to Disney, the film earned an additional $50.4 million in international markets in its first two days.

According to Boxoffice Pro, the film is expected to gross between $145 million and $179 million in US and Canadian theatres through Sunday, and hundreds of millions more globally. That would still place it among the year’s biggest films, and provide a much-needed boost for cinemas still struggling to recover from the pandemic.

The movie is trending on social media since it was released: 

The film will be released on over 12,000 screens in the United States and Canada, as well as 40,000 internationally. It’s being released simultaneously in every country around the world, which is unusual in the industry. According to Comscore Inc.’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian, the large number of screens will be critical in allowing more people to see the film because its three-hour-plus length limits the number of times it can be shown daily.

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