Supply: Walt Disney Studios
Disney expects to generate $30 million in ticket gross sales globally from the theatrical re-release of 2009’s “Avatar.”
In response to estimates, home ticket gross sales, which can attain $10 million, are in keeping with analysts’ estimates of $20 million worldwide, which has saved field workplace analysts within the information.
The twentieth Century Studios re-release of the movie has come to be seen as a kind of litmus check of whether or not audiences nonetheless need to journey to the environmentally acutely aware science fiction world created by James Cameron. “Avatar: The Approach of Water”, the primary of 4 sequels to the unique movie, is slated for launch in December.
“This weekend’s outcomes are stable given the movie’s particular drama in 3D and will augur nicely for the sequel’s extra vital launch in December,” stated Sean Robbins, chief media analyst at BoxOffice.com.
Field workplace analysts apparently nonetheless confirmed viewers curiosity for “Avatar” after taking a look at Sunday’s estimated figures. Nonetheless, it is nonetheless up within the air whether or not that curiosity will translate into ticket gross sales in December, particularly for 3D reveals.
“There are nonetheless inquiries to be answered,” Robbins stated. “We will not say with confidence that the viewers crowd right here has offered sufficient litmus testing on the actual 3D rollout, given how re-releases have been on the whole lately.”
Robbins famous that it might be essential for Disney to supply quite a lot of display screen choices, together with 2D, on premium screens like IMAX together with its push for 3D. Whereas there was a small window within the wake of the primary launch of “Avatar” the place audiences turned plenty of consideration to 3D reveals, that has waned over the previous decade.
Nonetheless, it is not going to be as a lot of a difficulty internationally. 3D has been exceptionally well-liked in abroad markets, particularly in China. And it is essential to keep in mind that “Avatar” made most of its cash exterior the US – $2.08 billion.
Producing twice the quantity of ticket gross sales internationally as in comparison with home figures, it indicated that audiences who topped the field workplace charts with “Avatar” are prone to return for “The Approach of Water”.
“There’s nonetheless large viewers curiosity within the ‘Avatar’ franchise on the massive display screen,” stated Paul Dergarbadian, senior media analyst at comScore. “The $20.5 million worldwide this weekend makes a robust case for the potential for the brand new movie to debut in a giant method worldwide in December.”
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