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Avatar returs to the big screen – 8 minutes of new footage

July 8th, 2010

Do you want to see Avatar one more time at the movies? Do you want to see 8 minutes of never before seen footage? Well, then you’re in luck, Avatar is back at the movies August 27.

On August 27, return to Pandora and re-experience James Cameron’s History-Making Epic film, with more than Eight Minutes of Never Before Seen Footage- exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX® 3D. Since – and largely as of result of – AVATAR’s release last December, the number of available digital 3D screens has exploded, and moviegoers who missed experiencing the film in 3D, as well as fans that want to return to Pandora again, will now have that opportunity.

The Oscar® and Golden Globe® winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.

Source: Avatarmovie.com

Avatar tops Box Office for SIXTH consecutive weekend

January 25th, 2010

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Avatar tops Box Office for sixth consecutive weekend as it earned $36 million. Avatar is only the second film in history to reign the Box Office for this long, guess what other film has accomplished this – yep, that’s right – Titanic.

Up until now we have compared Avatar to Titanic’s performance, soon however, Avatar will cruise on new water. Avatar now stands at a total of $552.8 million in North America, only $49 million shy of Titanic’s total  gross. Avatar has now also passed The Dark Knight at the North American Box Office and only has Titanic in front of it.

International figures are lagging a bit in reporting Box Office figures, but you can soon expect reports that Avatar has taken over the number one spot on the World Wide Box Office gross list. And soon after that there will be reported that Avatar became the first movie in history to gross $2+ billion.

Stay tuned… (or subscribe to my RSS-feed or follow me on Twitter for coming updates)

Discovery News Interview with Avatar director James Cameron

January 14th, 2010

This is a great interview with James Cameron where we learn what it took to make Avatar into what it is. We get to see a lot of behind the scenes footage and know some cool facts.

Have a look at the embedded video below.

Complete Avatar scene

December 14th, 2009

Jake must select a banshee for riding or, at least the banshee must choose him.

Early Avatar reviews are positive

December 11th, 2009


Avatar had it’s first screening in London yesterday, and the buzz is very positive. Some newspapers that were there have already published their reviews and so far they are 100% positive according to rottentomatos.com. Head over to rottentomatos.com to read the full reviews.

Early buzz on twitter and blogs around the net also confirm this positive buzz, Avatar are looking to be a great success judging from early reviews. I can’t wait till next Friday when I get to experience Avatar for myself the first time.

Welcome to Pandora – a video introduction

December 9th, 2009

This is a great video introduction of Pandora narrated by Sigourney Weaver. I can’t wait to visit Pandora myself.

AVTR.com is live

December 8th, 2009

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The viral marketing site for Avatar -  avtr.com – has gone live whit a lot of new content. It’s a fictional site where RDA (Resource Development Administration), the ones who are responsible for mining on Pandora, gives you news updates about whats happening on Pandora.

The Resource Development Administration has selected reporter Alison Boyd to bring Earth an in-depth look into the AVATAR program. Reporting from Pandora, Alison’s reports focus on day-to-day life and the supporting tools utilized by the RDA to carry out its mission. Boyd’s distinguished career includes covering geo-political events as well as being embedded in conflict zones.

One of the coolest things about the site, if you have a web cam, is the ability to interact with a virtual 3D helicopter (a Scorpion Gunship). Kinda hard to explain, just visit the site to have a look.

5 reasons to see Avatar

December 2nd, 2009

If you need a reason – or 5 reasons – here’s my 5 reasons why you should go see Avatar.

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  1. James Cameron – The man who brought us the Terminator movies, Aliens and Titanic is back after more than 10 years away from Hollywood.
  2. Special Effects – James Cameron is known for being a pioneer in film making. He pushes the limits of imagination, this time he uses a combination of live action and CGI on a level thats never been done before. Cameron even had to wait for the technology to catch up with his vision before work on Avatar could begin. If he succeeds this is the future way of making movies.
  3. 3D -  Will it revolutionize the movie business like some say? Avatar was made with 3D in mind from the start, James Cameron is betting everything he has on this and he truly believes that 3D is here to stay. Everything in real life is 3D, why shouldn’t movies? Avatar will show if people are willing to pay extra for a movie experience in 3D.
  4. The Avatar universe – Avatar is set to be the starting point of a new universe. Just like George Lucas created Star Wars back in 1977, James Cameron has developed everything on Pandora (the planet where the story takes place) from scratch; a new ecosystem, new spices, a new language, new vehicles and hardware just to name some things we will get to learn when seeing the movie. And the movie will only be one of the bricks building this new universe, games, books, websites and other stuff are to follow.
  5. Escaping reality – This is what movies are all about. You just sit down and you enter a new reality where anything is possible. Avatar will make this even more believable with it’s 3D technology. People who has seen footage of the movie say that they have had memories of Pandora as if they’d actually been there.

Whats’ your reason to see (or not to see), Avatar?

Poll – Avatar Box Office first weenend

November 26th, 2009

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How much do you think Avatar will make the first weekend (3 days) at th US Box Office? My guess is $145 Million, what’s yours?

How much will Avatar earn at the US Box Office the first weekend?


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The current top 5 opening weekends (3 days).

1 The Dark Knight WB $158,411,483
2 Spider-Man 3 Sony $151,116,516
3 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sum. $142,839,137
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest BV $135,634,554
5 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen P/DW $127,851,614

13 minutes Avatar on CBS 60 minutes

November 23rd, 2009

CBS 60 minutes had a segment on James Cameron and Avatar yesterday. It’s almost 13 minutes long and deals mostly with Cameron’s career leading up to Avatar. It’s a must see for all Cameron fans.

Morley Safer gets the first look at how “Titanic” Director James Cameron created his $400 million 3D fantasy “Avatar.”

Have a look at the embedded video below.


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