Update for the latest…: There was an extra push at the international box office this weekend with Disney’s relaunch from 20th Century Studios. Avatar raised $20.5 million of 50 offshore markets for a $30.5 million world launch. The remastered 4K HDR version of the biggest movie in history surprised fans with #1 hits in multiple markets and, as designed, sets the table for James Cameron’s upcoming sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water.
Meanwhile, the other big newcomer, Warner Bros/New Line’s do not worry honeyentered into $30 million global with the majority of domestic gross receipts. Internationally, the Olivia Wilde-directed photo made $10.8 million in 61 foreign markets. It was No. 1 in the UK ($3.1 million) and ultimately arrived in the midst of hype, but overall saw some drops from Friday to Saturday after the Harry Styles faithful were first in line.
Before we delve into the nuts and bolts of newcomers, another sign that the rom-com business is thriving with the right mix of stars is evident at Universal/Working Title. ticket to paradise. The Ol Parker-directed film is in its third weekend of overseas early release and continues to hum along, adding $11.1 million this framework to reach a cume of $31 million till the date. It’s already getting ahead of The lost City by 8% well before the national opening on October 21.
Now going back to Avatar, as we noted before the weekend, this release is the icing on the cake for the world’s highest grossing of all time. It is
also good news for display during what has been a long fallow period, and is a means of promoting water pathparticularly with a 3D approach.
Cameron himself posted a message on Twitter this weekend talking about the remaster and the surprises.
it’s time to see #Avatar the way it was meant to be seen. Experience it again in theaters now with a special surprise 👀
— Avatar (@officialavatar) September 23, 2022