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The Way Of Water' Will Cross $400 Million At The New Year's Weekend Box Office - Deadline

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SATURDAY AM: Update for more analytics and charts Avatar: The Way of Water is looking fantastic in its third weekend after Friday beat its own overnight estimates with $24.4 million, +27% compared to a week ago. That puts James Cameron’s film in a race for a $67.8 million 3-day weekend, +7% over last weekend’s Christmas period and a 4-day potential of between $87 million and $92 million according to industry estimates. At the upper limit of this range, Avatar 2 could see a -4% drop from Dec 23-26 revenue of $95.6 million. In the meantime, until Monday, Avatar 2 will exceed the 18-day running total of your comp, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, that had $440.9 million at that point in time with a total of between $450 million to $446 million. At that level, Avatar 2 will also easily beat the running total of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which looks to hover around $440 million on Monday. A conservative estimate Avatar 2third session of $77 million for 4 days, which would make $435.1 millionand see you 1% ago a rogue by EOD Monday.

The film is heading into a healthy new year for theatrical release, leading a total domestic market of $104.2 million from Friday to Sunday, up 5% from New Year’s weekend 2022, when Spider-Man: No Way Home took all titles to $98.9 million.

together with a Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverEighth Friday’s $1.8 million Disney, along with all the cash from its Searchlight title and 20th Century Studios, goes up to $1.96 billion at the 2022 domestic box office. box office year here.

AMC Burbank 16, courtesy AP

While we may see a box office of $9 billion in 2023, +22%, and despite the success of Avatar 2 here, Wall Street has been tough on the #1 movie chain AMC, with the chain ending 2022 with a share price of $4.07, down from its annual high of $34.30. This comes in the wake of AMC planning a reverse stock split, selling $110 million of its APE premium equity. It is clear that the street is evaluating the exhibitor from the standpoint of its debt and earnings, not the future recovery of the industry. They should know that AMC ruled the 2022 home market as the #1 circuit with over $1.7 billion (23% market share) according to industry calculations, ahead of #2 Regal, which made $1.2 billion (16.4% market share). AMC Burbank will be the top-grossing theater with nearly $18 million in year-to-date box office receipts, followed by AMC Empire as the No. 2 theater in the United States with $14.5 million.

Los Angeles was the top market for moviegoing in 2022, grossing $571M+ (8% of total market), with New York coming in second with $446M+ in ticket sales (6.3% of total market) ). Dallas was a standout market for the year (and throughout the pandemic), ranking #3 for the year with $226 million at the box office (3.2% of the total market).

Universal/Dreamworks Animations Puss in Boots: The Last Wish remains runner-up at the Christmas box office with a $6.46 million Friday, +70% compared to the previous week, $15.95 million 3 days, +28%, 4 days $21.1 million and a running total of $65.5 million.

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FRIDAY UPDATE: Avatar The Way of Waterthe 3rd friday is on the way $22 million+which is up 15% from Second Friday’s $19.2 million a week ago and will put the sequel’s 15-day total at about $380 million. Today’s gross is also greater than a roguethird Friday of $18.2 million. This seems to be building up to a third 3-day weekend of $57 million-10%, and 4 days of $75 million, maybe even a little more at 4,202 theaters. By EOD Monday, January 2, the 20th Century Studios/Disney/Lightstorm movie is expected to be in $433.1 million in the United States.

PUS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH (Universal Pictures)

Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

Universal/DreamWorks Animations Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is eyeing a second Friday at $5.3M, up 39% YoY to 3-Day at $13.3M (+7%), 4-Day at $17.7 million in 4,121 theaters and a total of 13 days of $62.1 million-33% behind sing 2 against the same point in time.

Disney/Marvel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on your 8th friday is seeing around $1.6 million3 days of $4.7 million (+33%), 4 days of $6.4 million and running full on its 8th weekend of $439.3 million. The sequel is playing in 2,310 theaters.

Sony/Compelling Pictures/Black Label Media’s I want to dance with someone is seeing a second Friday of $1.3 million, -35%, and a second weekend of $3.7 million-22% and 4 days of $4.9 million for a total of 11 days of $15.4 million. The Whitney Houston biopic is scheduled for 3,625 theaters.

BABYLON: Li Jun Li (center), Jovan Adepo (right) (Paramount)

Paramount/C2’s Babylon in 3,351 theaters is seeing $850,000 today, $2.9 million for your second weekend, -19%, and 4 days of $3.3 million bringing your total to 11 days $10.7 million. The film will soon surpass Guillermo del Toro’s lifetime domestic total nightmare alley, an obscure, R-rated adult title from last Christmas, which finished at $11.3 million. Nightmare Alley was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.

PREVIOUS FRIDAY AM: It was another $20 million day for James Cameron Avatar: The Way of Water, so big that it was the biggest regular Thursday box office of the year after the Dec. 22 sequel grossed $14.6 million and Top Gun: MaverickJune 2 gross. The film’s showing total is $358 million in the United States, with three days expected to be around $50 million and will cross the $400 million threshold on New Year’s Day, according to box office sources. New Year’s Eve Saturday is not expected to be as depressing as Christmas Eve was a week ago.

To date, the Disney/20th Century Studios/Lightstorm movie has the following 2022 daily records: 1st and 2nd highest grossing Thursday, 2nd and 3rd highest Monday of the year, 1st and 2nd highest Tuesday Wednesday and the 1st and 3rd longest Wednesday.

Thursday’s global total was $67.9 million. The total cost of BO abroad is $810.6 million – surpassing Top Gun: Maverick‘s $770 million to become the #1 international release of 2022 and the #2 overseas MPA title in the pandemic era. World total in progress for Avatar 2 is US$ 1.168 billion.

We hear that Comscore is down this morning, preventing others from reporting numbers. Disney had no problem, clearly.

We’ll have more updates for you as they arrive.

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