The original Avatar film is, to date, the highest-grossing film of all time with nearly $3 billion in global grosses. And now, with the sequel in theaters, the question is: Will Avatar 2 premiere in streaming and online on Disney Plus?
The answer is yes. Avatar 2: The Way Of Water will be available on the platform, but the release date is not only not set but will depend on many factors.
During the pandemic, Disney Plus premiered several titles simultaneously in theaters and on the platform. I would like to take advantage of this option, I had to pay an extra price on the season ticket.
Next, the films reached an average of 45 days after their debut in cinemas. But, while the situation was “normalizing”, the window between theaters and streaming was estimated and modified.
Two clear examples are, on the one hand, Spider-Man 3: No Way Home, which was the most successful of 2021 and took more than six months to premiere on HBO Max in Latin America.
Top Gun 2: Maverick, with its nearly $1.5 billion gross in 2022, and a lock also on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital, hit theaters in May. Unembargoed, its streaming debut was shown for 7 months, arriving on December 22nd on Paramount Plus.
Returning to the case of the film directed by James Cameron, premieres Avatar 2 in streaming and online on Disney Plus?
Again the answer is yes. But, there is clearly no tightening at the same time and neither will just 45 days pass for its arrival on the platform. The waiting time will depend on how it works at the box office, its collection in theaters and its sale also in physical and digital formats.
While Disney so far hasn’t shown too much of its strengths on its own platform, it hasn’t tanked to the level of Avatar, so industry analysts believe it will come to Disney Plus, which will receive the second half of the year. , possibly for Disney Plus Day 2023.
Other interesting information is that Disney continues to not allow the digital purchase of the films of its brands Marvel, Pixar, Disney, 20th Century Studios and Star Wars in Latin America. The strategy is not clear, since the titles can be acquired in other markets.
While some argue that the idea is that people subscribe to Disney Plus, the reality is that if they buy the movies, either physically or digitally, they do so as collectors and it won’t affect them being subscribers, especially in Latin America, where Combo Plus and Star Plus together, have unique content, including all ESPN live sports.
For now, the situation is this. Avatar 2 is coming to Disney Plus. How much? In 2023. In the meantime, enjoy it in theaters while it’s available. A visual spectacle that must be taken advantage of on a giant screen.