Analysts already expect Avatar: The Way of Water to rule the box office when it finally makes its long-awaited debut, but they don’t think it will surpass Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick’s record-breaking triumph. According to Variety, analytics company Cinelytic forecasts that The Way of Water will make about $650 million in domestic box office revenue and the same amount on home video. In comparison, the domestic box office revenue for the first Avatar was $772 million. Over the course of its theatrical run, Top Gun: Maverick has made $700 million in the United States.
The fact that the Avatar sequel is being released in 3D, which does not have the same attraction it could have back in 2009, is one of the explanations given for the sequel’s less successful box office performance when compared to Top Gun. It’s partly because The Way of Water lacks the celebrity attraction of actor Tom Cruise, whereas the Top Gun sequel primarily depended on it. There were no forecasts made for the movie’s global box office results. Avatar has made $2.8 billion in total owing to several re-releases.
Top Gun: Maverick has made $1.47 billion at the global box office despite not being released in several significant countries, including China. The movie, which is set more than three decades the after 1986 original, follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains the Navy’s top pilots for what at first appearance seems to be a suicide mission. Jake Sully and Neytiri, once again portrayed by Sam Worthington and Zo Saldaa, respectively, will make a comeback in Avatar: The Way of Water. The 2009 movie Dr. Augustine was played by actress Sigourney Weaver, who will also be seen portraying Kiri, the adolescent daughter of Jake and Neytiri. However, they are not the only members of the original cast that are returning. According to stills that have been made available, actor Stephen Lang is returning as the evil Colonel Quaritch, who now lives within a Na’vi body.
James Cameron has continuously hinted at the next movie’s stunning visuals. Most recently, he hinted that the surroundings, notably the ocean, which is an important aspect of the sequel’s setting, will appear exactly like real life. “Water is undoubtedly far more challenging to create in CG. You won’t be able to tell, because most of our water is CG water. It appears photorealistic. It appears as though we just took the picture in Pandora’s ocean after going there “explained he. No matter how well received the next sequel is, viewers may anticipate further installments of Pandora in the years to come. The Way of Water and Avatar 3 were shot concurrently, and Cameron just revealed at the D23 Expo that shooting on the fourth installment has already begun.
Below is the teaser of Avatar: The Way of Water: