The sci-fi blockbuster
Avatar: The Way of the Water
, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 film, swept through the box office for its first weekend in North American theaters, preliminary figures showed on Sunday. specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.
Recording some 134 million dollars in revenue between Friday and Sunday, the film by director James Cameron is however slightly below the forecasts of specialists.
Across the world, the film also grossed an additional $300 million.
And with more than 430 million dollars,
achieves one of the best entries at the box office since the pandemic of Covid-19.
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Again set on the planet Pandora,
The Way of the Water
tells a story set more than a decade after the events of the first film.
U.S. Marine Jake Sully (played by Sam Worthington), has transitioned into the body of a Na'vi, the tall, blue-skinned people of Pandora, and works with them to protect their habitat from a fatal threat.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
, has therefore lost the top spot and is a long way behind
with $5.4 million in revenue between Friday and Sunday.
After six weeks of release, the Afro-futuristic Marvel film has grossed nearly $419 million at North American box offices, and $367 million worldwide.
Third place in the rankings is occupied by
(5 million dollars), an action comedy where
star David Harbor plays a grumpy Santa Claus who is quick to give blows with a club when bad people break in. with a wealthy family.
Avalonia, the strange journey
, animated film from Disney is in fourth place with 2.2 million dollars, while
, which borrows from horror cinema, film noir and squeaky comedy starring Ralph Fiennes, takes fifth place with $1.7 million in revenue.
The 6th-10th place North American box office, weekend of Dec. 16-18
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