Way of Water Runtime Sails Past Three Hours – The Hollywood Reporter


Be prepared for a long dive.

James Cameron’s Avatar: The way of the water has a running time to match the 13-year wait for the sequel, about three hours and 10 minutes, sources say The Hollywood Reporter.

Avatar 2 hopes to join an elite club of taller Hollywood tent poles that have done blockbuster theater hits, including: Avengers: Endgame (three hours and 2 minutes) and Cameron’s Titanic (three hours and 14 minutes). The two films are ranked #2 and #3, respectively, on Comscore’s list of the highest-grossing films of all time at the global box office, unadjusted for inflation.

Original from Cameron Avatar, released in December 2009, remains at number 1 all these years. That movie was about 29 minutes shorter than the sequel, or two hours and 41 minutes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, movies have gotten longer, with many shots of Hollywood events lasting more than two hours and 30 minutes, which is considered long by traditional standards. (An exception was Sony’s box office sensation Spider-Man: No Way Homewhich came just under the wire after two hours and 28 minutes.)

This trend will continue for the rest of the year. December tent pole Babylonby Paramount and filmmaker Damien Chazelle, runs for at least three hours, insiders say THR. And Marvel and Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which opens November 11, lasts two hours and 41 minutes. Matt Reeves’ the batterreleased earlier this year, ran for two hours and 55 minutes.

The running time of a movie includes credits, which can last up to 10 minutes.

20th century and Disney, home of The way of the water, haven’t released an official runtime for the sequel yet, but the length of the film started leaking once it received an official rating. (In the US, the film is rated PG-13.) Some theaters inadvertently listed the running time on their websites when posting the rating.

Disney, that the Avatar franchise when buying 20th Century Fox, declined to comment.

In early September, Cameron beamed from New Zealand to the D23 to show half a dozen scenes of The way of the water, which the filmmaker also produced with his longtime Lightstorm partner Jon Landau. Stars Zoe Saldaña, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang attended the convention in person. Many of the images showcased Cameron’s immersive underwater work.

Not long after D23, Disney and 20th Century released a remastered version of the first Avatar to prepare the audience for the sequel. The reissue brought in an impressive $76 million at the worldwide box office, bringing the film’s current gross to over $2.92 billion.

Way of Water again it centers on Worthington’s Sully and Saldaña’s Na’vi character Neytiri. Set ten years after the original, it follows their family, with additional stars including franchise newcomers Vin Diesel and Kate Winslet.

Avatar: The way of the water opens December 16 in North America, timed for the worldwide rollout.

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