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Tuesday
Jan052010

AVATAR likely to dethrone TITANIC in worldwide box office

By the end of this week, Avatar will surpass Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King to become the #2 worldwide highest grossing movie of all time. It's going to happen, so make peace with it. As of Sunday, Return of the King, the current #2, is less than $100 million ahead of Avatar. It sits at $1.11 billion in sales, compared to Avatar's $1.02 billion.

Honestly, by the end of today (Tuesday) or tomorrow, Avatar could be #2. The big question: can it dethrone Titanic (another Cameron movie). Titanic is the #1 movie of all time with $1.84 billion in worldwide ticket sales. I think so, and here's why.

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Wednesday
Dec302009

AVATAR draws huge numbers on Monday, again

Pandora may be full of unobtainium, but James Cameron’s Avatar is obtaining plenty of cash at the box office.  The film brought in another $19.4 million on Monday, a figure that is even higher than the $16.3 million it made last Monday. Numbers this high are normally reserved for a Friday or Saturday, but the Na'vi have pulled in $16+ million every day except Thursday when it bottomed at $11.1 million. It’s domestic total has now reached $232 million, and after only 11 days, it's grossed $642 million worldwide. More on Monday after the jump.

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Monday
Dec282009

AVATAR racks up $617.3 million in worldwide sales, sequels will be on other planets, and its a bootlegger's dream

This was a year of lame epics. Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, G.I. Joe, 2012, WatchmenTransformers 2...they all kind of sucked. Star Trek is an exception and District 9 landed out of nowhere, but it was a pretty consistent trend. Avatar has restored my faith in the epic. It's fresh and new not because it has faster cuts, bigger explosions, and more T&A, but because it's a rich cinematic experience with an array strengths that play to almost all audiences. This is a movie that me and my buddies can enjoy as well as my mother. It's a great film.

Here are a few stories floating around about James Cameron's new epic (after the jump).

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Sunday
Dec202009

AVATAR is a truly visceral experience; go see it

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I am stunned and awed by Avatar, James Cameron's new epic. It defies the rules. This is a film with little dialogue, a thin plot, and a predictable end. Every fiber of it is constructed for a mass audience, from the cheesy one-liners to the giant battle at the end. Yet somehow Cameron pulls off the impossible. With Avatar, he has made a brilliant science fiction story (or is it fantasy?) palatable for almost anybody and he's done it, not by showing giant transforming robots with gold teeth and wrecking ball gonads, but by creating an alien world so complete and intensely beautiful that you're forced to separate your eyes from your mind and just enjoy the ride.

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Wednesday
Sep022009

Hitler is fed up with the Avatar hype (Video)

How does Adolf Hitler feel about James Cameron’s Avatar trailer premiere? This is probably the only thing Hitler and I do agree on, though I bet he liked the Bond movie, Moonraker (until the end). Anyway, check it out. Pretty funny. I stumbled across it at Tarson Mead’s blog. For those who don’t know, I’m not impressed with how much overhype Avatar is getting…and failing to live up to. I didn’t get the chance to see the 15 minutes of footage, but haven’t heard great things about it. Here’s an article by Roger Ebert, who gives his impressions of the Avatar IMAX preview footage. I’m working on a couple big articles this week, but this will have to due for tonight. Be sure to check out the “Jeffrey on Collider.com” news on the right. I posted a Star Trek story there as well.

Tuesday
Aug042009

James Cameron, please stop talking about Avatar until August 21

James Cameron is really excited about his new movie Avatar. You can hear it in his voice. When he talks about the different species on the fictional planets in the movie, and the avatar suits his characters wear, and the relationships they have with one another, you can tell he's completely absorbed in and pumped about the world he's created. Unfortunately, the rest of us don't know what the hell he's talking about and won't until August 21, dubbed "Avatar Day," when a trailer finally premieres, and we (the public) get to see 15 full minutes of footage.

Maybe it's because we haven't seen much of Cameron for the past 10 years, but he seems to be everywhere lately, talking up a storm about the film, even revealing plot points. We keep hearing lots of talking about a movie that claims to be the best looking film ever, but he won't let us see anything! What's worse, this verbal teasing been going on since June.

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