Avatar 2 collected Rs 40 crore nett apprx on its opening day, reports Box Office India. While the film has comfortably beaten Avengers Endgame in all the southern circuits, it has failed to cross the opening numbers of the Marvel film all over India.
Avatar 2 has done very well in Hindi circuits. In north and eastern circuits like CI, Bihar and Assam, Avatar – The Way Of Water may have beaten the lifetime collections of Avatar (2009), the report further stated. Other circuits including Mumbai, Delhi, Punjab and Bengal too added good numbers to the collection.
The film is expected to show good growth on Saturday across all Hindi markets, but there could be a drop in South circuits like Nizam/Andhra.
Avatar 2 has managed to beat the opening day collections of other Marvel films like Spiderman: No Way Home, Avengers: Infinity War and Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The top five openings for Hollywood films in India are as follows.
Avengers – Endgame – 52,50,00,000
Avatar – The Way Of Water – 40,00,00,000 apprx
Spiderman – No Way Home – 32,75,00,000
Avengers – Infinity War – 31,25,00,000
Dr Strange – In The Multiverse Of Madness – 28,75,00,000
Avatar 2 was headlined by Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. Apart from the original cast, Kate Winslet joined the franchise as a new addition in Avatar: The Way of Water. The actress has reunited with James Cameron after Titanic. Speaking about the same at a press conference, Kate said, “Jim has always written for women, characters who are not just strong, but they are leaders, they lead with their heart, with integrity, they stand in their truth, they own their power. They have physical power that is admirable, and to be part of that, and included, it was just so flattering that Jim asked me, because Jim does not suffer fools, and I knew that he was asking me because he knew I was too damn foolish not to say, ‘oh, you see that in me? Well, guess what… I’m going to show you that I can do exactly that thing’. And of course, he expected no less. So I was just thrilled to be asked.”