Ending 2022 with a high note is Avatar: The Way of Water as it nears the $2 billion mark in box office returns making it the highest grossing film of the year, but as regards seeing the movie online, James Cameron slams streaming services saying, "Enough with the streaming already!"
Avatar: The Way of Water etches its way in history as it nears the $2 billion mark in its box office returns with $1.708 billion globally, climbing its way to the top as the seventh highest grossing film of all time, and these numbers are continuing to grow, too, but for streaming, here's what James Cameron has to say.
Speaking with Variety, James Cameron breaks his silence at the red carpet of the 2023 Golden Globes as he addresses the supremacy of theatrical release experience over the influx of the streaming services which primarily reigned during the pandemic.
Cameron said, "I'm not thinking of it in those terms. I'm thinking of it in the terms of we're going back to theaters around the world. They're even going back to theaters in China where they're having this big COVID surge."
Cameron had some strong views regarding streaming services, "We're saying as a society, 'We need this! We need to go to theaters.' Enough with the streaming already! I'm tired of sitting on my ass."
Still, that doesn't mean Avatar: The Way of Water may not appear in streaming services as it is expected to arrive on Disney Plus at some point but that isn't happening anytime soon given the situation in theaters pulling off a strong game.
Currently, Avatar: The Way of Water sits as the seventh highest grossing movie of all time with $1.708 billion under its title and the number just grow more over the weeks and it could even dethrone its own predecessor which currently has $2.9 billion following its re-release.
If and when Avatar: The Way of Water does surpass Avatar, it could even be the new highest grossing film of all time, which is quite likely considering the trajectory of the box office returns of the highly anticipated sequel. Moreover, its success secures future Avatar projects, too.
Avatar: The Way of Water takes everyone back to Pandora with a new perspective on the Na'vi people and an exploration of the parts of the planet and its inhabitants to the effect of the expansion of the narrative.
Avatar: The Way of Water is still in theaters worldwide.