The Means of Water Lands Coveted China Launch

James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Means of Water has landed a launch date in China, Disney and twentieth Century confirmed late Tuesday.

The film will open within the Center Kingdom on Dec. 16, the identical day it hits North American theaters.

The Means of Water is among the few Hollywood tentpoles to land a launch in China because the pandemic started.

Cameron’s Avatar sequel hits the massive display extra 13 than years after Avatar made historical past in turning into the top-grossing movie of all time on the world field workplace, a crown it nonetheless wears immediately with greater than $2.92 billion in ticket gross sales, not adjusted for inflation and together with re-releases.

Avatar has been an enormous hit over time in China, the place it has earned a hefty whole of $261.8 million so far (it has been launched there a number of occasions).

The information of the China launch date comes two days after the beautiful information that Bob Iger will return to run the Walt Disney Co. as CEO, ensuing within the ouster of Bob Chapek. Sources say Iger has been an enormous proponent of the Avatar sequel, and Cameron.

Disney inherited the Avatar sequel after Iger engineered a deal to amass a lot of Rupert Murdoch’s twenty first Century Fox, together with the film studio twentieth Century Fox.

The Means of Water‘s manufacturing price range is among the priciest in Hollywood’s historical past, and is probably going within the $350 million to $400 million vary, in response to exterior sources.

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