The budget for James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water has been revealed in a new report, and it is enormous. Sam Worthington will appear in the upcoming Avatar sequel, which arrives in theatres on December 16 after a thirteen-year wait.
Ten years have passed since the events of the first movie, and Sully, who is now a Na'vi, has established a family in Pandora with Neytiri. As the RDA makes its return and declares war on the Na'vi, Sully must defend his home from humans.
The budget for Avatar: The Way of Water has apparently been revealed, according to a recent THR article.
The movie is one of the most expensive in Hollywood history, costing between $350 million and $400 million, according to sources close to the production. It is not surprising that the film is more expensive than the first Avatar sequel, which cost $237 million, given that Disney has invested over $1 billion in the four sequels.
The huge expense of the sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, could have negative effects on the franchise's future. It is estimated to have cost over $400 million.
By the time the movie opens in theatres, the price may have increased due to marketing expenses. The first Avatar has generated nearly $2.923 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing film of all time.
The Way of Water for Avatar It has to gross at least $2 billion at the box office to break even and recoup its significant expenditure in order to have a successful theatrical run.
Spider-Man: No Way Home and Top Gun: Maverick are the only two movies to have earned over $1 billion at the box office since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While the popularity of superhero films has increased since theatres have reopened, few franchise movies have achieved the same level of success as the MCU and DCU.
During the peak of the Omicron variant wave, Spider-Man: No Way Home impressively outperformed all rivals, including The Matrix Resurrections, the financially disastrous conclusion to one of the greatest film trilogies ever.