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Avatar Sequel Sets 2022 Box Office Record

It's the fastest to hit $1B global box office this year

(Newser) - For the last 25 years, the world box office record has been held by movies directed by James Cameron, and Avatar: The Way of Water could extend the streak. Cameron's 1997 Titanic film was knocked off top spot by the first Avatar movie in early 2010, and the long-awaited...

What Critics Are Saying About Avatar 2
What Critics Are Saying
About Avatar 2

What Critics Are Saying About Avatar 2

'You don’t feel like you're watching a movie so much as floating in one'

(Newser) - After a 13-year wait, James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water is here. Having lost his human body, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is now a renowned Na'vi warrior and father, whose family—including mate Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and a human orphan —is forced from the Pandoran...

Cameron Takes Preemptive Strike at Avatar 'Trolls'

Director doesn't want to hear whining about running time, forgotten characters

(Newser) - The running time of the upcoming Avatar sequel hasn't yet be revealed, but you can expect it to be long. After all, director James Cameron "hasn't made a movie under two-hours-long since The Terminator" of 1984, reports Slashfilm . Avatar itself was 2 hours and 40 minutes long....

72-Year-Old Sigourney Weaver Plays Teen in Avatar Sequel

And a blue one, at that

(Newser) - Empire magazine reveals a surprise about the upcoming Avatar sequel: In it, 72-year-old Sigourney Weaver plays a teenager. More specifically, Weaver plays a blue Na'vi humanoid named Kiri. Director James Cameron's motion-capture technology will take care of much of the physical transformation in Avatar: The Way of ...

Finally, After Years of Delays, a Peek Into Avatar Sequel
Footage for 
Avatar Sequel
Is Out, With
One Big Tease

Footage for Avatar Sequel Is Out, With One Big Tease

Could it be that one of Jake and Neytiri's kids are human?

(Newser) - It's been 13 years in the making, but Avatar fans finally can see a sequel on the horizon. Variety reports that 20th Century Studios is offering a sneak peek of James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water via a new trailer that tracks down Jake Sully, Neytiri, and...

Marvel Concedes: Avatar Is Back Atop All-Time Box Office

Avengers: Endgame

(Newser) - The lastest expression of China's economic might came Saturday, when the rereleased Avatar sold enough tickets there to again make it the highest-grossing film of all time. As box office sales topped $2.8 billion, Avatar displaced Avengers: Endgame, CNBC reports. The Avengers installment, which took the title in...

New Zealand Makes an Exception for James Cameron

Director and crew given entry to nearly virus-free nation to shoot 'Avatar' sequels

(Newser) - No outsiders are generally allowed inside New Zealand these days as the nation continues its three-month-old travel ban to keep COVID-19 in check . If you're James Cameron, however, there's a little wiggle room. Bloomberg reports that the director and a 30-person crew have been bestowed with an exemption...

One Monkey Controls Another, Avatar-Style

Brain, spine implants link animals' movements

(Newser) - In the movie Avatar, a paralyzed soldier uses a computer to control a body remotely. In a new study, scientists have moved a little closer to making that story a reality, LiveScience reports. US researchers installed electrodes into a "master" monkey's brain and an "avatar" monkey's...

3 Avatar Sequels Will Be Made in NZ

Cameron wants first one out by Christmas 2016

(Newser) - New Zealand is about to get a major case of the blues—Avatar director James Cameron has announced that he plans to return to the country to shoot three sequels about the blue-skinned inhabitants of the fantasy world of Pandora. The director and Twentieth Century Fox have guaranteed that the...

Hunger Games, Frozen Shatter Thanksgiving Record

Catching Fire pulls in $110.2M over 5 days

(Newser) - Sorry, Harry: Katniss Everdeen has broken your $82.4 million Thanksgiving record. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gobbled up $110.2 million over the five-day weekend, Wednesday to Sunday, breaking the spell cast by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Catching Fire also had the fourth-biggest second weekend in...

Avatar Tops List of Most Pirated Movies

'Dark Knight' and 'Transformers' aren't far behind

(Newser) - The 2009 3D blockbuster Avatar ranks No. 1 on the list of most pirated movies, reports MovieFone via TorrentFreak . Despite director James Cameron's prediction that 3D would discourage illegal copies, pirates still downloaded Avatar 21 million times. (It's still the highest-grossing movie of all time.) Runners-up for...

Coming Soon: Avatar Theme Parks

Disney strikes deal to build them within its own parks

(Newser) - Avatar fans who couldn't get quite close enough to the lush world of Pandora via 3D will be able to visit in real life. Or at least real life as brought to you by Disney. The company has struck a deal with James Cameron to build "Avatar Lands"...

The Most Pirated Movies of 2010
The Most Pirated
Movies of 2010

The Most Pirated Movies of 2010

'Avatar' still managed to make out OK

(Newser) - Avatar made more than $2.5 billion dollars worldwide—despite the fact that it was the most pirated movie of 2010. The details:
  1. Avatar (16.6 million illegal downloads)Avatar also holds the record for most illegal downloads in a year. Last year's most pirated movie, Star Trek, was downloaded

2010's Least Amazing Big Deals
 2010's Least Amazing Big Deals

2010's Least Amazing Big Deals

10 most overrated things of the year

(Newser) - We're officially in that always-fun time of year: The season for "best of" lists. And while Newser is sure to present plenty of lists that round up the best of 2010 , we can't help but slip in a few that focus on the worst. Courtesy of Mark Juddery, author...

Directors Race to Make First 3-D Porn Film

Will it be Asian, Italian, or Hustler ?

(Newser) - You've seen Avatar. Now get ready for something a lot more touchy-feely: the world's first 3-D porn movie. Filmmakers in the US, Asia, and Europe are racing one another to be the first to create a multi-dimensional heavy breather. Hong Kong director Christopher Sun is filming his $3.2 million...

Avatar Returns to Theaters ... All of 8 Minutes Longer

Avatar: Special Edition hits theaters Aug. 27

(Newser) - If spending 162 minutes soaking up the brilliance of James Cameron wasn't enough for you, take heart: Avatar: Special Edition hits theaters Aug. 27, and includes unseen footage, reports the LA Times . "Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora and wished they could have stayed there longer,...

Please God, Let This Be the Last Airbender
 Please God, Let This 
 Be the Last Airbender  
Movie Review

Please God, Let This Be the Last Airbender

Reviews epically bad for M. Night Shyamalan's would-be epic

(Newser) - If you believe the critics, the Last Airbender isn't just bad, it's epically bad. At this writing, the movie's hovering at 5% on Rotten Tomatoes . Ready for some vicious quotes? I knew you were:
  • The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and

3D Sends Movie Tickets Soaring to $20

Theaters test your willingness to shell out for hot technology

(Newser) - Movie theaters are quietly jacking their prices into heretofore unknown territory, with several in Manhattan charging $20 per adult ticket to IMAX 3D showings of Shrek Forever After. The increase comes just eight weeks after the last round of price hikes, which saw IMAX and 3D tickets rise as much...

Avatar Busts Another Record
 Avatar Busts Another Record 

Avatar Busts Another Record

Sells 2.7 million Blu-ray discs in just 4 days

(Newser) - Add another record to the books: It took Avatar a whopping four days to sell as many Blu-ray discs as previous record holder The Dark Knight has sold in the past 16 months. But wait, there's more: In addition to the 2.7 million such discs 20th Century Fox has...

Clash of the Titans: Not Worth 3D Prices
 Clash of the Titans: 
 Not Worth 3D Prices 
movie review

Clash of the Titans: Not Worth 3D Prices

3D can't save this soulless creature feature

(Newser) - In Clash Sam Worthington plays a half mortal hopelessly in love and stuck between two worlds. Sound familiar? This remake aims for Avatar, but falls short. Though it has expensive effects (3D!) and stars (Ralph Fiennes!), it even falls short of the cheerfully cheesy original.
  • This movie manages

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