Woke Disney’s latest blockbuster film is also on par to be its latest blockbuster failure, according to early data released by the studio.
Breitbart News reported that the hyped sequel to 2008’s critical and commercial hit Avatar, the appropriately named Avatar 2, fell off a cliff in its second week of theatrical run and is suddenly at risk of not recouping its enormous budget.
Domestic analysis of the film’s performance shows that its second-week numbers portray a 58% dip in viewership, a sign that both repeat viewings are not what they were for the initial film nor that word-of-mouth buzz has generated new interest. Basically, people that wanted to see it saw it and the rest of us are actively ignoring the latest James Cameron foray into woke virtue signaling and narration.
Breitbart dug deeper into the actual numbers, reporting that Disney’s Avatar 2 was experiencing underwhelming box office numbers at home and abroad.
So far, Avatar 2 has grossed $279.7 domestically — a weak beginning for the most hyped movie of the year. The figure suggests the movie is having trouble generating the kind of repeat viewing that propelled the first Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Globally, Avatar 2 has so far grossed $881.4 million. The movie had an estimated production budget of $460 million, which doesn’t include marketing costs, meaning it will have to gross between $1.5 billion to $2 billion just to break even.
Perhaps most worryingly for Disney, the movie is the latest in a growing line of Hollywood blockbusters to flop in China, bringing in $57.1 million on its opening weekend there, far below the approximately $120 million it was expected to earn.
Avatar 2 is just the latest financial disaster for Disney’s film studio, as it comes on the heels of another monumental rejection by most would-be theatergoers.
The Daily Wire set the scene for the flop Strange World, a film with so many nods to identity politics and virtue signaling that it forgot to tell an actual story.
“Strange World” tells the story of gay teen Ethan, voiced by Jaboukie Young-White, who has the support of his loving, biracial parents, Searcher (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Meridian (Gabrielle Union). The family rejects its fabled heritage as explorers to farm, but ends up pulled back into the family business to hunt for Searcher’s father, Jaeger (Dennis Quaid), who went missing when he was a child. Their search, aided by their disabled dog, takes them to Avalonia, a strange world with a fragile ecosystem. Ethan struggles to get past his shyness around his love interest, a boy named Diazo.
The American Tribune also reacted to that press by writing that Disney once made truly family-friendly projects that focused on happiness and unity, but had now sunk to appealing to the least common denominator in society, namely the toxic woke subculture consuming the minds of so many.
A studio that used to make family favorites like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin has since traded down for flicks like Strange World. The film, which cost $180 million to make, pulled in a laughable $4.2 on its opening Wednesday to kick off the long holiday weekend and is projected to make just over $20 million for the entire five-day stretch…
Between ruining Star Wars, Marvel, and regular family films, how much longer can Disney last on this track?
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