The Way of Water’ Sees $17 Million in Thursday Previews — Deadline

Friday morning update: Disney May officially reported thursday night previews for symbol pictureWater way stand in $17 million – Just as we were thinking. Foreign running total at the end of Thursday is $50.4 million, not including China. It looks like the first day of the PRCs will be around $18.5 million, which would put the worldwide total running for the James Cameron-directed sequel just under $86 million.

Rotten Tomatoes critics may have reached 79% recent, however, audience feedback as polled by Comscore/Screen Engine’s Posttrak hit 5 stars, 91% and 82% recommended. These are numbers any studio would crave. The composition of the audience was 89% years old, 5% parents, 6% children under 12 years old. The 18-34 rep mustered 61% of all ticket buyers last night. Those over the age of 45 were 14%. Those under the age of 25 scored 41%. This last number is strong considering how worried some are about how advanced this property is. Again, seniors symbol picture Fans will find their way to this movie in the right seat, in the right format they desire. No one wants to rush out to watch this sequel and get in a 10am front seat in 2D. Diversity turnout was 35% Caucasian, 29% Latino and Hispanic, 15% Asian, and 13% Black. These demos will change throughout the weekend.

Again, as we told you, the preview format is right around the corner Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 And the Batman. It’s also ahead of its $15.3 million preview night Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomwhich premiered at 7 p.m. (until Avatar 2 3 p.m.) and went on to post $58.5 million on Friday, and $148 million in its opening weekend.

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Disney is reporting that the Twentieth Century Studios The title outperformed 61% of preview work from its 3D rendering times. The division is 29% Conventional 3D, 15% Imax 3D, 14% PLF 3D, and 3% Motion 3D. In North America, 404 IMAX 3D screens delivered US$2.63 million in sales representing 15.5% of the sequel’s domestic BO last night. Among the IMAX records: 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens It stands as the biggest opening for major hitters in the US with $30 million, accounting for 12% of that pic’s $247.97 million opening weekend. Christopher Nolan Interstellar It stands as the best film with the largest share of Imax ticket sales during its opening weekend, which is 26% ($13 million from the $50 million opening weekend).

the first symbol picture It ran previews at midnight and grossed $3.5 million in 2009 with a 2009 first Friday of $26.7 million and 3 days of $77 million. Imax screens, which were only 179 in number at the time, made $9.5 million of that figure, representing 12.4% of its opening weekend.

We’ll have more updates for you as they come in.

Tuck, voiced by Trinity Jo Lee Bliss, swims in the ‘Avatar: Water Road

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Previous exclusive: We hear from our sources that James Cameron’s sequel to his highest grossing movie, Avatar: Water Way, It’s currently on its way to $17 million Thursday night from its showtimes starting at 3 p.m.

As always, these numbers may fluctuate. Immediately Avatar: Water RoadThursday about on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 ($17 million Thursday night, $56 million Friday, $146.5 million 3 days), and just under jurassic world($18.5 million Thursdays from 7 p.m., $81.9 million Fridays, $208.8 million opening) and Batman ($17.6 million Thursday night from 3 p.m., $56.6 million Friday night, $134 million opening). Batman He ran in 2 hours 56 minutes, while Avatar: Water Road Runs in 3 hours and 12 minutes.

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Here’s what you should keep in mind Avatar 2: People will flock to this by viewing appointments. Which is why distribution sources expect this movie to run weekend to weekend, even if it comes in on the low end this weekend. Avatar 2 It will not be front loaded like the Marvel images (note Black Panther: Wakanda Forin ever-growing $28 million Thursday night, $84.2 million Friday and $181.3 million in 30 days). Watch moviegoers Avatar 2 You want the perfect seat, the perfect time, the perfect figure. I hear showtimes for 3D, Imax, Dolby, and premium format shows in Los Angeles, New York, and Phoenix are hard to come by. It’s the halls of experience that will be the driver of weekend ticket sales for this pic.

tomorrow, Avatar 2 It will play in 4,100 theaters (or 12,000 screens) in the United States, consisting of 400 IMAX theaters, 950 PLF (75% of which are in 3D), 3,000 3D theaters, 280 D-box/4D motion amphitheaters, and 85 ScreenX website.

By this AM, box office analytics firm EntTelligence reports that preview night and opening day Avatar 2 Only 53% of sales are for opening weekend, “which is pretty good,” according to the foundation’s report.

This means that this movie is not front-loaded with sharp box office projections. By comparison, a superhero movie often has 70%+ advance sales on preview night/opening day. Less than 70% is a strong indicator of success. 53% exceed this standard,” EntTelligence reports.

Another indicator Avatar 2 Not Preloaded: 23% of all presales are for after opening weekend. The film’s subsequent showtime days, after opening weekend, do better than Spider-Man: No way home.

The average ticket price for a 3D premium public seat is $18.28 avatar 2, For $12.53 for a 2D seat, the average theater ticket price this past weekend was $12.04.

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The sequel has been Fandango’s #1 ticket seller every day since Monday, December 5th. It also saw the bulk of 3D ticket sales on Fandango since 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to a survey of more than 4,000 Avatar 2 Ticket buyers, 79% would like to see more blockbusters in 3D formats or premium large screens.

BO’s first day abroad Avatar: Water Road Per Nancy has $15.8 million from 15 items International box office Markets including France, Germany, Italy and Korea, and another $5.4 million sneak previews in China for a total gross of $21.2 million.

Avatar: Water Road Approved 80% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, just below the 82% they gave for 2009 symbol picture.

More updates tomorrow morning.

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