Avatar: The Way of Water is one of his most anticipated movies of the year. But what about the price of his 2009 film sequel, directed by James Cameron? Early reports put him on a $250 million budget for production alone. This makes James Cameron one of his highest-grossing movies of all time, putting even more pressure on the film’s box office performance. Director James Cameron called the film, which took over a decade to make, “the worst possible business case.” In a recent interview,
Cameron revealed that the film might have to earn more than $2 billion to break even in terms of investment. Although director James Cameron has not revealed any specific numbers about the total budget of the film, in a recent interview with GQ magazine, the director said it is “very expensive .” The director also expressed his concerns regarding such a high budget with Disney and 20th Century Studios and commented how it is “the worst business case in movie history.” James Cameron added that for Avatar: For the Way of Water to succeed and bring in a profit, the film has to “be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history. That’s your threshold.
That’s your break even.” The first Avatar film is the highest-grossing film of all time, with earnings of $2.9 billion. The second place on the list belongs to Avengers: Endgame has a worldwide gross of $2.7 billion, followed by Titanic, another James Cameron film, at $2.1 billion. See what Cameron said when Avatar: Way of the Water needs to turn a profit, and the movie needs to finish fourth place and overtake Star Wars.