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OpEd: How Can a Movie Make $435 Million Opening Weekend and Still Be a ‘Flop’?

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How does this happen? 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water is out in theaters, but it is apparently at risk of being arguably the most expensive flop in movie history. The sequel grossed $134 million domestically on its opening weekend. That is almost double what its predecessor, James Cameron’s Avatar, made years ago ($70 million). Adding the global box ...

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Audiences Boycott ‘Avatar’ Sequel Due to James Cameron’s Offensive Comment

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Once again, a high-profile Hollywood A-lister has offended someone — but this time, the offender in question is Avatar creator and director James Cameron, and it is Avatar: The Way of Water that has reignited an old controversy! Avatar: The Way of Water just premiered this past weekend with shockingly-low box office numbers that actually contributed to a drastic drop in Disney’s stock numbers. The ...

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‘Avatar’ Sequel Receives “Phenomenal” Reviews From Audiences

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As with many movies that head to theaters, Avatar: The Way of Water has been shown to critics and some early test audiences before it actually premieres in theaters for the general public later this week. We already had high hopes for this long-awaited Avatar sequel, since the first Avatar movie’s A-list cast of Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, and Sigourney Weaver were back for more and ...

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Could Disney’s ‘Avatar’ Ride Get ‘Star Tours’ Treatment?

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As 20th Century Studios gets set to release Avatar: The Way of Water, director James Cameron has reportedly met with Disney CEO Bob Iger on ways to update the thrill ride Avatar: Flight of Passage to include the new movie. Disney Fanatic recently reported on this story in which Cameron said: “we would like to carry that along and update it from ...

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Bob Iger and James Cameron Discuss Changing ‘Flight of Passage’

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Avatar fans have been waiting for news about the very-long-awaited sequel (make that multiple sequels) to the original 2009 Avatar film — especially since Walt Disney World Resort only whetted fans’ appetites by installing the popular Flight of Passage simulator ride in the Animal Kingdom, which can have as high as a four-hour wait in line and allows Guests to experience riding Banshees ...

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Disney Confirms High Expectations for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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Even though anticipation has been high for the Avatar sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, fans of Pandora and the world of the Na’vi warriors were understandably uncertain about whether or not the movie would ever actually reach theaters. The movie took over a decade to follow its predecessor, Avatar, which was a tremendous success — and even though it has been made clear ...

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James Cameron Admits That Avatar Four and Five Might Not Happen

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James Cameron is known for directing the Avatar films and creating the immersive fictional world of Pandora — but even the Titanic director can’t guarantee that the fourth and fifth movies in his vision are going to actually make it to audiences. Many unbelievable feats have already been achieved for the first Avatar sequel: Kate Winslet broke a record for underwater breathing that Tom Cruise had ...

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James Cameron Considers Stepping Away from ‘Avatar’

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It’s safe to say that making an Avatar movie is hard work; whether Avatar actors are holding their breath for seven minutes underwater or playing characters decades younger than them, the team behind the movies has a lot on its plate. Director James Cameron, the man behind the entire Pandora world and Avatar franchise, recently admitted that making the movies might be ...

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Sigourney Weaver Plays Teenager in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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Sigourney Weaver has played many impressive and memorable characters over the years, but the award-winning actress’s turn as Dr. Grace Augustine in the 2009 James Cameron movie Avatar was definitely a highlight — and when (spoiler alert) Weaver’s character died in the first movie, most fans of Pandora would not have expected to see the American actress returning. But apparently, Sigourney Weaver ...

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James Cameron Reveals Why ‘Avatar 2: Way of Water’ Is ‘Exclusively’ For Theaters

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Some movies (such as Jurassic World: Dominion and Top Gun: Maverick) are simply meant to be seen on big cinematic screens. Others, like animated movies or dramas, can be watched on television at home without the viewer losing any sort of bonuses in the movie-watching experience. One of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2022, the Avatar sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, is apparently ...

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