In October 2022, it was unofficially said that Avatar 2 will last 190 minutes, or 3 hours 10 minutes. Now, the American cinema chains AMC Theaters and Regal Cinema have published the official running time, which isand 192 minutes, or 3 hours and 12 minutes. Not only is it a much longer film than Part One’s 162 minutes, it’s also one of 2022’s longest. Remember, however, that the duration is always given with the end credits. Without them, the film itself will probably close in 3 hours.
Contrary to appearances, these 2 minutes more between the official reports and the rumor are crucial for the film’s box office results. The longer the film, the fewer screenings you can cram on a given day. Then, inevitably, there is less revenue from the sale of cinema tickets. However, Avatar at 162 minutes, which is not a short duration, ultimately broke records, so in the long run, the length of the film does not limit it.
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Avatar 2 – box office predictions
The first predictions of the box office opening in North America have appeared. It’s about the amount 135 million dollars. This is an excellent result in the pre-Christmas period and higher than that Avatar in 2009. The strength of the first part, however, was never the opening records, but the extremely low drops in attendance for many weeks of broadcasting in cinemas. This super production earned a record amount, because millions of people went to see it several times. If Avatar 2 wants to earn good money, he must achieve a similar effect.
Interestingly, the Fandango portal, the largest website selling cinema tickets in the US, conducted a study in the target group of Generation Z, i.e. people aged 18-24. For them, the most anticipated film of the end of 2022, which they will definitely go to the cinema, is just that Avatar 2. This may come as a surprise because when Avatar went to the cinemas, they were still small children.
Avatar 2 – premiere on December 16 in Polish cinemas.