Avatar: Go Big or Fail
Ahead of its December 16 theatrical debut, Avatar 2: Way of the Water, has a new trailer. And as good as the film look aesthetically, a box office failure is not an option. The film's price tag has not been revealed but early estimates indicate a cost upwards of $250 million. And with such an astronomical cost, the film would have a near record box office gross in order to break even. Director James Cameron told GQ the movie has "to be the third or fourth highest grossing film in history" before it can begin being profitable. The hype around the sequel has been building since the release of the original in 2009.
'All I Want For Christmas'
It's safe to say that we are in the thick of the holiday season and for Mariah Carey and the lambs, that means a return to the Billboard charts. Carey's 1994 All I Want For Christmas has reentered Billboard's Hot 100 at number 25 and will likely continue to rise as Christmas inches closer on the calendar. The track started regaining its popularity after cracking the top 10 25-years after its release in 2017 and has only performed better in the years since. In 2019, it shot to number one, becoming the second holiday song ever to top the chart. And It was more of the same in 2020 and 2021.
Brandy Is Cinderella
Disney is working its magic again with its Descendants franchise and this time around, fans will see a very familiar face reprise her role as Cinderella. Brandy is set to appear in a new Disney+ movie titled The Pocketwatch. The franchise follows the children of famous Disney fairytale characters. Brandy first appeared in the film alongside Whitney Houston, who played her fairy godmother, in 1997.
'Top Gun' to Hit Streaming
The summer blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick is still playing in limited theaters but fans of the movies and those who missed the wide theatrical release finally have a chance to watch at home. The film is set to begin streaming on Paramount+ on December 22. It first hit theaters in May and raked up $1.4 billion at the global box office. It was the only the second film of the pandemic era behind Spider-Man: No Way Home, to cross the billion dollar mark.