Avatar 2 reportedly needs $2 billion to break even

Just a big snuggle from blue cat people.

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This is something you probably don’t want to hear if you’re a high-profile movie executive symbol picture 20th Century Producer or Disney’s New Corporate Masters: Director James Cameron to invite his complement, water way, “The worst job situation in movie history.” But apparently that’s what he did!

According to a report before diverseCameron said that a long period in development (and perhaps long overdue?) symbol picture sequel It needs “to be the third or fourth highest-grossing movie in history. This is your threshold. This is your break.” This means water way needs to earn somewhere in between Star Wars: The Force Awakens$2.07 billion box office and Cameron’s estate Titanicwhich is currently $2.2 billion.

The good news for these executives is that I symbol picture The movie is the all-time worldwide box office champ, bringing in a staggering $2.9 billion to the name, so water way Breaking the $2 billion mark is by no means impossible. The bad news is that Planning On a $2+ billion dollar movie that seems like the height of arrogance, which is very important to the Cameron brand but sure makes those executives sit upright in the middle of the night, screaming in a nightmare of all those dollar signs being flushed down the toilet.

symbol picture Quite bizarre in that it was – is – the highest-grossing movie of all time, but it hasn’t left nearly as much pop culture footprint as star Wars and Marvel franchises. Does this mean that people got their fill of blue-cat people back in 2009, or were they quietly slaving away for more? We’ll see when water way It finally came into existence on Dec. 16, but rest assured even if it bombed, Cameron looks dead in the making Avatar 3.

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