James Cameron says Avatar The Way of Water is the ‘worst business case ever’ and will cost $2 billion to break even.
Avatar: The Way of Water director James Cameron is worried that the film will have to make a lot of money just to recoup its investment.
Avatar: The Way of Water is one of the most anticipated films of the year. But how expensive is James Cameron’s 2009 sequel? Early reports indicated that the production budget alone was $250 million. That makes it one of the most expensive films James Cameron has ever made and puts even more pressure on the film’s box office performance. (Also Read: New Study Reveals Audiences Are Tired Of Marvel Now, Don’t Want Syndication Movies)
Director James Cameron described the film as ‘the worst business case’ in more than a decade. In a recent interview, Cameron revealed that the film is expected to earn more than $2 billion in terms of investment.
While director James Cameron hasn’t revealed any specific figures about the film’s overall budget, in a recent interview with GQ magazine, the director said it was “so f****g [expensive]”. The director also expressed his concern with Disney and 20th Century Studios about such a high budget, commenting on how it was “the worst business case in the history of cinema”. James Cameron added that for Avatar: The Way of Water to succeed and turn a profit, the film “must be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history. That’s your limit. That’s your break-even.”
The first Avatar film is the highest-grossing film of all time, grossing $2.9 billion. Avengers: Endgame is second on the list with $2.7 billion worldwide. So, according to Cameron, if Avatar: The Way of Water is to turn a profit, the film will have to move past Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.05 billion) into fourth place. ). Avatar: The Way of Water will release on December 16.