‘Avatar 2’ closes in on $1 billion since release
The highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster grossed $90 million between Friday and Monday, a public holiday in the United States and Canada, in its second week of release.
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Again set on the planet Pandora, “Avatar: The Way of the Water” tells a story set more than a decade after the events of the first film.
Another sequel, the children’s film “Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest” slips into second place on the podium, despite falling short of expectations with $17.5 million over four days in its first weekend indoors.
The biopic on singer Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” lands him in third position with only 6.8 million dollars in receipts for its first weekend.
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A work of excess, the feature film “Babylon” with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt barely raised $ 5.3 million for its start, another performance “disappointing due to external conditions”, underlines David Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research .
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the sequel to the afro-futuristic Marvel film which hit the screens in 2018, tumbles to fifth place with $ 5.3 million for its seventh week on screens.
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