Avatar: The Way of Water is a 2022 American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron from a screenplay co-written by Cameron, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver, based on a story written by the trio with Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno.
It is the sequel to Avatar (2009) and the second film in the Avatar franchise, produced by Lightstorm Entertainment and TSG Entertainment and distributed by 20th Century Studios.
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Will Avatar: The Way of Water Ever Be on Netflix?
Because Avatar: The Way of Water is distributed by 20th Century Studios, it is unlikely that it will be available on Netflix.
Disney owns 20th Century Studios and typically distributes all of its content through Disney+ or Hulu. The first Avatar is currently available on Disney+, so we can expect the sequel to be added as well.
Where Will Avatar: The Way of Water Stream?
The sci-fi epic will most likely be available on the Disney+ app in 2023. It's difficult to predict when the film will be available on the app because it depends on how well the film performs in theatres.
Typically, the transition from cinema to streamer takes several months.
Avatar: The Way of Water Release Date
When is Avatar: The Way of Water going to be released? The film will, of course, first be released in theatres.
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After many delays and years of post-production, Avatar: The Way of Water will be released worldwide on December 16, 2022.
Why Netflix Nowhere in the World Will Carry Avatar or Avatar: the Way of Water
While Netflix has existing deals and relationships with many of the world's largest movie distributors, Disney does not.
As a result, the film will not be available on Netflix in any form in the coming months, years, and likely decades.
While Netflix has previously carried the Disney theatrical slate in many regions (most notably the United States between 2016 and 2019), those taps have since been turned off.
Instead, Disney and all of its subsidiaries have “self-dealt” with their platforms, whether it's Disney+ and Star in the UK or Disney+ and Hulu in the US.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water Sailing Past $500m Global Box Office
Avatar: The Way of Water has grossed $497.1 million worldwide through Monday, putting it on track to cross the $500 million mark when Tuesday's take is added.
Already, the 20th Century Studios/Disney sci-fi adventure sequel has helped the Walt Disney Studios surpass the $4 billion global mark for 2022.
While it fell short of expectations over the weekend, Way of Water is expected to have a strong leg-out as we approach the holiday season.
Way of Water grossed $38.8 million at the international box office on Monday, accounting for 15% of the Friday-Saturday-Sunday offshore opening weekend (including China) and 17% when that market is excluded. This is roughly comparable to relevant comps.
Through yesterday, the offshore total was $346.8 million, bringing the total to $497.1 million worldwide.
China, which is dealing with Covid spikes, had an estimated $4.4M Tuesday for a $66.8M total. Korea's Tuesday, which was also not included above, was good for an estimated $2.4M and a running tally of around $30M.
Way of Water has already crossed the 2 million admissions mark in France, according to a tidbit that made national news radio today in the aftermath of the World Cup.
The film had the biggest non-holiday Monday and the second biggest Monday of 2022 with $16.2M. The North American total through Monday is $150.3 million.
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The following are the top ten international markets as of Monday: China ($62.1 million), Korea ($27.4 million), France ($26 million), India ($22 million), Germany ($21.3 million), the United Kingdom ($16.3 million), Mexico ($15.6 million), Australia ($12.5 million), Italy ($11.7 million), and Brazil ($10 million).