James Cameron Film Becomes Second Biggest Hollywood Opener In India


New Delhi: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, released on Friday, has started off to a good start. According to early estimates, the film collected around 38 to 40 crore on its opening day. The film is now the second biggest Hollywood opener of all time in India after Avengers: Endgame that had earned Rs 53.10 crore on its opening day. 

The film has surpassed the opening day collections of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ which had collected Rs 31 crore and Rs 32 crore respectively. 

The film has reportedly done major business in South Indian markets raking in Rs 22 crore. The North, East, and West Indian markets also saw good occupancy on the first day. 

The sequel takes place more than a decade after the events of its predecessor and tells the story of ‘the Sully family’ (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure. 

The film, that has released 13 years after its prequel ‘Avatar’, has been getting rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. 

IANS review of the film says, “Avatar: The Way of Water’ doesn’t disappoint even one bit. It takes viewers on a wonderful, colourful ride to a place named Pandora inhabited by the blue-skinned humanoids, Na’vi. who are over nine feet tall and have been attacked by humans seeking habitable planets away from a dying planet Earth.

By all means, it is an incredible awe-inspiring place that is bound to make viewers truly engaged. The sequel takes us back to the original many times during the journey, back to the time when 3D was reintroduced to the then generation of film buffs, and the film had used CGI like nobody else had by then. In the present day, although one takes technical sheen and supremely executed shots for granted, it still excites many among the audience to marvel at the breath-taking sequences that follow one after the other.”

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ has been released in six languages across India (English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam).