And so it begins. Thirteen years later kind of It hit theaters, won, and went on to rule the global box office with $2.9 billion worldwide, James Cameron’s Example: Waterway The triple-Oscar-winning 3D sci-fi film series has arrived with a global premiere. $525 million In what is Disney’s widest international release on 52K screens, more Avengers: Endgame.
That’s what’s broken. $175 million In the US / Canada at a high level and $350 million Overseas has some follow up. Waterway as if $150 million, and if the movie gets low, it’s not the end of the world. Read below why. Beach ticket sales comprise $250M and another $100M from China, an ever-changing market.
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Since announcing the first date for the sequel’s screenwriting team in 2013, the 20th century studio film has survived a massive public merger amid Disney’s takeover of Fox and the rotation of studio executives keeping the film alive. The most surprising thing is how Bob Iger managed the integration of Disney’s Fox kind of Franchise is one of many captives and recently returned as CEO of the House of Mouse.
You remember that Sony’s Spider-Man: There’s No Way Home Last year, he reduced the forecast. Sony predicted a $130M domestic opening for the Marvel Studios title, City called it $175M-$200M, and the film came in at $260.1M. Global projections were $290M-$350M, and There is no way home He settled for $600 million. Here it can be Avatar: The Waterway?
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If it happens at the domestic box office, it’s because families, parents and seniors have decided to break away from holiday activities in the pre-Christmas aisle. Although fresh in tracking in all displays, comp for Example: Waterway Given its legacy-skewing fanbase, they are a legacy of the franchise Top Gun: Maverick (126.7 million dollars) and Jurassic World: Domination ($145M), not the Marvel movies. There is no way home Opening weekend was over-informed about what was the MCU’s most relatable and expansive episode since moviegoer FOMO. Avengers: Endgame. Avatar: The Waterway It will be an appointment viewing, which means moviegoers will want to see the film better – read: format and seat selection – and wait after the rush to take part in this 3-hour and 12-minute feature.
If anything, the average ticket price is going up. Avatar: The Waterway this week. Here’s a look at the average ticket prices from last weekend for Cameron’s film in various formats, according to EnTelligence:
So if Waterway It comes on the low end, the expectation is that the film will hold, which Cameron likes kind of And Titanic It is known to do. At what level is the question? Can the sequel top #1 over MLK weekend? Or it would be Gerard Butlers. Airplane Standing in the way? Word is Disney will be at major and premium theaters for the next five weekends. Arguably the next big movie on the calendar is Yup, Disney/Marvel Studios. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania On February 17.
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Domestic pre-sale b Avatar: The Waterway As of Monday, it is estimated to be approximately 38 million dollars, which will double Top Gun: Maverick And Jurassic World: Domination At the same time but behind Black Panther: Wakanda Forever And Doctor Strange in various forms of madnessIt opened to $181.3 million and $187.4 million. Seventy-four percent of advance sales are for 3D showtimes, and 15% of advance ticket sales are for showtimes outside of opening weekend. The big chains are seeing big advance sales in Imax, but not at the level of Marvel movies — a property that’s to be expected given its adult nature. It is usually the fans who buy their tickets in advance.
The percentage of 3D pre-sales abroad is impressive, with Europe seeing 81%, Asia Pacific 70% and Latin America 65%.
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Thursday previews begin at 3pm in the US/Canada Weekend 4,100 theater count 280 4D/Dbox locations, 85 Screen X, 400 Imax 3D auditoriums and 3,000 3D theaters. The review embargo was lifted following Monday night’s Hollywood premiere and Rotten Tomatoes counts 81 reviews at 83% fresh. The original 2009 film is 82% newly confirmed.
Waterway It will begin its international release on Wednesday in key territories such as France, Korea, Germany and Italy, with some markets playing from midnight. China is getting 3,000 preview shows every Wednesday and Thursday at 1pm ahead of its Friday bow. As of Friday, the entire overseas landscape will be covered, including 52 material markets (the series will not be released in Russia for ongoing geopolitical reasons).
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Following extended lockdowns and the closure of cinemas, China is starting to reopen in bits and pieces as the government moves away from zero-covid policies. Currently, 80% of movie theaters are operating, although the comfort level among viewers is unclear as the virus outbreak increases. Now that restrictions have been lifted, we are hearing that there is a risk of staying in a closed space for more than three hours. After a long period of decline at the box office, we will see if the ticket price is an issue as there is a buzz that the exhibition will boost them.
China presales were strong through Sunday with RMB 150M ($21.8M) (Saturdays are essentially flat with Fridays, which is a rare occurrence but complicates estimates).
Expectations are titanic: The premieres took place in Beijing and Shanghai on Tuesday, and social sentiment is high. Cameron is a rock star in China, and the film uses technology developed there. A reissue of last year’s original. kind of It added $57.7M to the region, which stood at $261.8M. This week’s promo re-release was quiet on 80 screens but picked up on its second day.
We will continue to monitor China throughout the weekend and revise estimates as usual.
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There is a first regarding overseas comps. kind of In Love, which made $170M in its first release; Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($294 million); Spider-Man: There’s No Way Home ($320M); And Avengers: Infinity War ($503m). All these figures are at today’s level, hit hard by the dollar.
Among the main launch markets, we are expecting a mix of China, France, England, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Germany and Brazil. World Cup soccer may be a little off-kilter when France take on Morocco on Wednesday. Some impact could also be felt depending on who ends up in Sunday’s final.
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Cameron and Landau were updated on the process Figure 2 For months, and, and with the actors, began the international tour last week in London, a photo call, a press junket and a conference was held on Tuesday night in Leicester Square before the world premiere. Then they traveled to Tokyo and Seoul.