The much-awaited sequel to the 2009 Hollywood blockbuster has performed beyond expectations on day one in India.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ has opened to record numbers of over Rs.41 crore across India.
Taking to Twitter, the film critic wrote, “#Avatar is FANTABULOUS on Day 1… #South markets go on an OVERDRIVE, HISTORIC NUMBERS… #North ranges from VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT… Has scope to grow in mass pockets… Fri Rs 41 cr+ Nett BOC”.
“final numbers could be higher/lower,” he added.
In another tweet, Adarsh noted that the blockbuster Hollywood sequel has opened to the second-highest numbers among all Hollywood films released in India so far on its first day.
The film’s 41+ crore INR opening puts it over films like ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. It just trails behind the 2019 blockbuster ‘Avengers: Endgame’.