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The Avatar Re-release Numbers from China

The Avatar Re-release Numbers from China

As we all know Avatar reclaimed it’s thrown from Avengers Endgame in the first weekend back in theaters in China. However how has the movie been doing since then?

Mar 12-14 Rank 1 $21,221,037 Thtrs 89,569 $21,100,000 Week 1
Mar 19-21 Rank 1 $14,146,720 -33.3% Thtrs 72,493 -19.0% $44,056,269 Week 2
Mar 26-28 Rank 3 $3,461,497 -75.5% Thtrs 31,177 -56.9% $51,709,309 Week 3
Apr 2-4 Rank 6 $1,519,415 -56.1% Thtrs 13,194 -58.4% $54,634,048 Week 4
Apr 9-11 Rank 5 $900,000 -40.7% Thtrs 7,159 -45.7% $21,100,000 Week 5

 

As you can see it opened in a massive amount of theaters 4 weeks ago, 89,569 to be exact, and as of this last weekend was only being shown in 7,159. So a part of the quick cool off can be attributed to the number of theaters being very limited after 2 weekends. However it still managed to pull in another estimated $900,000 this past weekend and now sits at roughly 2.845 billion dollars, ahead of Endgames 2.797 billion. If it does get another world wide re-release before the sequels I think we could see Avatar be the first movie to reach 3 billion dollars, while that would be cool we will just have to wait and see, Covid has affected movie going tremendously and there is a lot that would have to go right to hit that number.

 

Avatar back in Chinese theaters this Friday

Avatar back in Chinese theaters this Friday

 

James Cameron may soon get his “Box Office King” moniker back. With Avatar securely in second place on the all time box office list, and just less than 7.4 million dollars behind Avengers: Endgame, it is set to head back to the theaters in China this Friday. We heard similar rumors a year ago when China’s Film Bureau approved the film to be re-released during the pandemic. However that release never happened, but seems as if it’s set to this week. China is attempting to jump start a slow restart to movie theater re-openings and Avatar should be a good way to help get it off the ground. I for one would be happy to see Avatar reclaim it’s throne. The year Avatar released China had only 4,700 movie screens in the country, it now has 75,000. Avatar was wildly successful in China with a fraction of the screens they now enjoy. Depending on a major few things, Chinese New Year, pandemic, and how widely available the re-release is we could see some very modest numbers or some really big numbers.

1 Avengers: Endgame $2,797,800,564 2019
2 Avatar $2,790,439,092 2009
3 Titanic $2,471,754,307 1997
4 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens $2,068,454,310 2015
5 Avengers: Infinity War $2,048,359,754 2018

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/09/avatar-rerelease-in-china-close-to-avengers-endgame-record.html

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/chart/top_lifetime_gross/?area=XWW

https://www.statista.com/statistics/279111/number-of-cinema-screens-in-china/