Avatar Leads By Far - The UpStream

Avatar Leads By Far

posted Saturday Dec 26, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Avatar Leads By Far

James Cameron? 3-D? What more could you ask for? Sales were through the roof opening weekend for his new movie, "Avatar," selling $73 million worth of tickets in the United States and Canada. This is a new record for 3-D movies and may potentially allow the 3-D to expand, opening doors for future directors.

Spending $230 million dollars to create it, "Avatar" is one of the most expensive movies ever made. But that's nothing compared to the $800 million it's expected to make worldwide. That's astounding considering this is Cameron's first movie since "Titantic."

"Avatar" blew out the competetition, the next closest being "Up" selling only about $68.1 million dollars in tickets. This action flick took over ten years to make, including writing, and developing technology cabaple of capturing the 3-D world he pictured.

This action packed thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, playing at over 2,032 locations. Word is, it's best in 3-D IMAX. Looks like James Cameron is doing pretty well for himself.


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