Avatar Opening Day Box Office Results

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Posted December 19th, 2009 at 10:24 am

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Avatar appears to be on the way to a weekend take close to $80 million. Along with the early midnight showings the movie was able to pull in $27 million on Friday. Increased prices in ticket sales due to 3D and IMAX screenings helped boost the take. Long term prospects are very good. This is one of the rare times where the opening weekend results won’t be nearly as interesting as following how it does in the weeks ahead.

The natural comparisons to Titanic are there but Avatar will not end up taking the same path at the box office. Titanic opened strong but still only made $28 million for the entire first weekend. It then went on to become the biggest grossing movie of all time. It didn’t fall under $20 million for an astounding 12 weeks.

With a larger opening weekend Avatar won’t see increases in future weeks that Titanic did. However it is primed to sustain itself for a long time to come. It’s opening day exceeded that of Up and Star Trek both of which went on to make over $250 million.

Avatar has become an event movie, one that is recognized for having to be seen in theaters. Most IMAX theaters are sold out through the rest of the month and 3D sales will remain in demand. Many theaters were selling out yesterday but its overall screen count is lower than some blockbusters because there are only around 2000 digital 3D screens it could occupy.

The drop-off from week to week could be very limited. Word-of-mouth is incredibly good. A cross-section of posts on Twitter that I examined were all positive with comments such as “best movie I’ve ever seen” and “amazing”. Also it is important to note that the weather in the Midwest and Northeast kept people home that may have otherwise made their way out to see the movie. Those dollars should roll in sometime in the near future again buffering any drop-off.

Whether it will be able to sustain and challenge the top grossing movies of all time remains to be seen. It will have a challenge from Sherlock Holmes next week but after that it will be in the clear for a while. Getting attention in awards season will contribute even more. Avatar has already been nominated for Best Picture from the Golden Globes and is believed to be a contender for one at the Academy Awards. At the very least it will win awards for technical achievements.

Update 12/21: For the full weekend results click here.

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  • I have absolutely got to see this movie again, this time in 3-D. The entire time I was watching I was trying to imagine just how much better it would have been in 3-D. Greatest visual experience at a movie I've ever had

    • Yeah make sure you do. Nothing compares to the 3D experience Avatar provides.

    • gkhan

      I watched it in 3D. Nice but bring eye-drops. It gave me a headache. After the movie, I looked in the mirror and my eyes were red. There were about 20 guys rubbing there eyes in front of the bathroom mirror, commenting how bloodshot their eyes were.

      • Sean

        Probably because everyone forgot to blink haha

      • Dale

        Maybe they were crying 🙂

    • taconene

      Yea i watched it in 2d and 3D AND 3d was by far best lol

    • Tony

      man i tell you… this was my first 3-D experience and WOW…. i was spoiled 10X's over-

    • Nate Tyler

      The best movie i have ever seen. i went to a brand new theater and the 3d experince made me have to go home and change my pants…

    • Nate Tyler

      The best movie i have ever seen. i went to a brand new theater and the 3d experience made me have to go home and change my pants…

    • Grant Johnson

      you will not be let down, i saw in in digital 3-d XD(Extreme Digital) and it was amazing, even without it, this movie has to be the best movie ever made ever and i am underrating it right now, it was that good

  • I have absolutely got to see this movie again, this time in 3-D. The entire time I was watching I was trying to imagine just how much better it would have been in 3-D. Greatest visual experience at a movie I've ever had

    • Yeah make sure you do. Nothing compares to the 3D experience Avatar provides.

    • gkhan

      I watched it in 3D. Nice but bring eye-drops. It gave me a headache. After the movie, I looked in the mirror and my eyes were red. There were about 20 guys rubbing there eyes in front of the bathroom mirror, commenting how bloodshot their eyes were.

      • Sean

        Probably because everyone forgot to blink haha

      • Dale

        Maybe they were crying 🙂

    • taconene

      Yea i watched it in 2d and 3D AND 3d was by far best lol

    • Tony

      man i tell you… this was my first 3-D experience and WOW…. i was spoiled 10X's over-

    • Nate Tyler

      The best movie i have ever seen. i went to a brand new theater and the 3d experince made me have to go home and change my pants…

    • Nate Tyler

      The best movie i have ever seen. i went to a brand new theater and the 3d experience made me have to go home and change my pants…

    • Grant Johnson

      you will not be let down, i saw in in digital 3-d XD(Extreme Digital) and it was amazing, even without it, this movie has to be the best movie ever made ever and i am underrating it right now, it was that good

  • I was extremely disappointed with the quality of my viewing experience. This otherwise wonderful film as projected lacked sharpness, clarity, and contrast. I kept removing my 3D glasses to see if it was any better. No luck! Perhaps the projectionist at the Town Center Regal Cinema in Santa Clarita never focused the projectors correctly, but as a result of this, I'm considering NEVER going to theaters again if this is the best they can do. My HDTV in both DVD and Blu-Ray are FAR MORE clear and sharp.

    • annilate

      You must've had a bad projectionist. My 3D was incredibly crisp and amazing to see.

    • balsdeep inya

      Maybe you your eyes suck… Just a thought

      • in agreement

        i second this proposition… the dude must literally be blind.

    • DAOeBOY

      you're a douche end of story :p

    • everygreatpowerfalls

      i think you just need attention 😀

  • I was extremely disappointed with the quality of my viewing experience. This otherwise wonderful film as projected lacked sharpness, clarity, and contrast. I kept removing my 3D glasses to see if it was any better. No luck! Perhaps the projectionist at the Town Center Regal Cinema in Santa Clarita never focused the projectors correctly, but as a result of this, I'm considering NEVER going to theaters again if this is the best they can do. My HDTV in both DVD and Blu-Ray are FAR MORE clear and sharp.

    • annilate

      You must've had a bad projectionist. My 3D was incredibly crisp and amazing to see.

    • balsdeep inya

      Maybe you your eyes suck… Just a thought

      • in agreement

        i second this proposition… the dude must literally be blind.

    • DAOeBOY

      you're a douche end of story :p

    • everygreatpowerfalls

      i think you just need attention 😀

  • Hoss

    Im one of those people snowed in and cant see it yet!

    • Grant

      i feel bad for you but the suspense will be worth it i promise

  • Hoss

    Im one of those people snowed in and cant see it yet!

    • Grant

      i feel bad for you but the suspense will be worth it i promise

  • Bob L

    I saw it in Imax 3-D at the Pacific Science center on Friday. The 3-D images were sharp and crisp and it was the best 3 D I have ever seen. Avatar is an amazing film and I will go see it again.

  • Bob L

    I saw it in Imax 3-D at the Pacific Science center on Friday. The 3-D images were sharp and crisp and it was the best 3 D I have ever seen. Avatar is an amazing film and I will go see it again.

  • Steve Andrus

    It is amazing!! It takes a lot for a movie to impress me, but I can honestly say that it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The story is great, the characters are well developed and it is incredibly visually stunning. As I was leaving the theatre and I listened to the remarks from other views and I kept hearing it was "the best movie they have ever seen", "Amazing", etc. I have never seen anything like it and I normally do not like, Sci-Fi or fantasy films. I will go see it many more times. I could not believe what I was seeing, it was awesome.

  • Steve Andrus

    It is amazing!! It takes a lot for a movie to impress me, but I can honestly say that it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The story is great, the characters are well developed and it is incredibly visually stunning. As I was leaving the theatre and I listened to the remarks from other views and I kept hearing it was "the best movie they have ever seen", "Amazing", etc. I have never seen anything like it and I normally do not like, Sci-Fi or fantasy films. I will go see it many more times. I could not believe what I was seeing, it was awesome.

  • robo

    Hands down the best movie I have ever seen…. atleast since Titanic, which is quite the coincidence.

  • robo

    Hands down the best movie I have ever seen…. atleast since Titanic, which is quite the coincidence.

  • seacow

    how the fuck do you know the trends of a movie that opened yesterday. if you are even relatively close ill give you a job projecting stocks at a higher rate than blogging about shit you dont know shit about earns you mr. padrepasta.

    • Aztec

      In most cases box office figures are reported to national clearinghouses to ensure payments to the studios are made against those audited, third-party sales figures. A ten second search on this interwebotron thingy should get you to the sales figures quoted in this post. As for "projecting stocks", do some research and read a Jim Cramer book and maybe you'll get better at it.

    • Can only make predictions based on empirical evidence. Even the results from Monday should start to put things into focus. Just so you know, I used to be a regional film buyer for Loews. So analyzing trends and attempting to gauge the market and its potential is something I've done for years. Theaters start to make more money on the tickets (very small amount opening weekend) as the weeks go on. So figuring out what might hold well is important.

  • seacow

    how the fuck do you know the trends of a movie that opened yesterday. if you are even relatively close ill give you a job projecting stocks at a higher rate than blogging about shit you dont know shit about earns you mr. padrepasta.

    • Aztec

      In most cases box office figures are reported to national clearinghouses to ensure payments to the studios are made against those audited, third-party sales figures. A ten second search on this interwebotron thingy should get you to the sales figures quoted in this post. As for "projecting stocks", do some research and read a Jim Cramer book and maybe you'll get better at it.

    • Can only make predictions based on empirical evidence. Even the results from Monday should start to put things into focus. Just so you know, I used to be a regional film buyer for Loews. So analyzing trends and attempting to gauge the market and its potential is something I've done for years. Theaters start to make more money on the tickets (very small amount opening weekend) as the weeks go on. So figuring out what might hold well is important.

  • macv

    I've already seen it twice and going again tomorrow, i think this is the best movie i have ever seen!!!!! u have to see it in imax to get the full experience!!!!

  • macv

    I've already seen it twice and going again tomorrow, i think this is the best movie i have ever seen!!!!! u have to see it in imax to get the full experience!!!!

  • Humans Rock

    Weird – everyone I've talked to thought that the movie sucked. A bunch of embedded BS political messages as well (we have to fight terror with terror? c'mon…). Don't wast a buck on this – worst movie I've ever seen.

    • na'vi are better

      the best movie i've ever seen! the visuals were just amazing! the characters were amazing as well. i would totally be a na'vi if i could! and i didn't particularly mind the political messages, since they weren't too preachy.

    • I SEE YOU

      Everyone you know must be morons. You watched that movie and that is the message that stuck in your head? after this movie goes on to break records and win multiple awards for everything under the sun you might go see it again and get its real message. O wait your a MORON nevermind.

    • gthththth

      you must be a retard not to like this movie or just trying to mess with people …either way u re a f in fool….

  • Humans Rock

    Weird – everyone I've talked to thought that the movie sucked. A bunch of embedded BS political messages as well (we have to fight terror with terror? c'mon…). Don't wast a buck on this – worst movie I've ever seen.

    • na'vi are better

      the best movie i've ever seen! the visuals were just amazing! the characters were amazing as well. i would totally be a na'vi if i could! and i didn't particularly mind the political messages, since they weren't too preachy.

    • I SEE YOU

      Everyone you know must be morons. You watched that movie and that is the message that stuck in your head? after this movie goes on to break records and win multiple awards for everything under the sun you might go see it again and get its real message. O wait your a MORON nevermind.

    • gthththth

      you must be a retard not to like this movie or just trying to mess with people …either way u re a f in fool….

  • Dale

    Yes, one spectacular movie indeed! And I loved the score from Horner, another favorite. I saw it in 3D but I want to see it again, this time on an IMAX 3D.

  • Dale

    Yes, one spectacular movie indeed! And I loved the score from Horner, another favorite. I saw it in 3D but I want to see it again, this time on an IMAX 3D.

  • indiefilmgeek

    First off, any comparison to Titanic is irrelevant. The entire movie release model has changed since 1997. The release windows have shrunk and no film will play for nine months like Titanic did. These days, you get one big weekend and then your gross will drop 50-60% on week #2. The general rule is your domestic gross will end up being about 3x your opening weekend. So, IF Avatar score $80M this weekend, it's domestic gross will fall WELL short of Titanic – well short of covering their costs too. You also fail to see the major issues that will keep Avatar from knocking off any box office records…

    1. It completely fails to hit two solid quadrant – 13yr girls (remember the Twilight movie grosses?) and anyone over 50 (have you been watching the grosses stay strong for Blind Side?). You're left with mostly middle age men, and that spells big open weekend and major second weekend drop.

    2. Sherlock Holmes. You will officially see your weekend grosses for the 2nd week of Avatar fall like a rock as this film has huge buzz and a well known lead that WILL draw from all four quadrants.

    3. You mentioned UP and STAR TREK in your comparison to opening weekends, but again you fail to acknowledge that BOTH of these films hit solidly with older as well as younger audiences. You just aren't going to see grandmothers bringing their granddaughters to Avatar — and that's what drove record-setting grosses for Titanic.

    I personally thought Avatar was fine, but it's not going to break any Titanic records.

    • durka

      Man, you are seriously a d*ck mate. You're sitting there carrying on as if you were running Fox yourself. Shut up and get back to reality my moronic friend. You 'know it all' people make me sick. F*ck you. God I hate people like you.

      • indiefilmgeek

        I wasn't being insulting. I just wanted to bring some real industry information into this dialog, but if you'd just like to babble on about how wonder the film is… feel free.

        • na'vi are better

          Lots of my friends want to see the movie, and I'm watching it at least twice, and none of us are middle age men.

    • DAOeBOY

      there was plenty of kids that went to watch this movie where i live. you're just a douche end of story :p

    • LKgeek

      Indiefilmgeek, your username should be renamed Idiotfilmgeek. Chew on this: Avatar's $75m 2nd weekend domestic box office gross…AND it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

      Ok, I'll play nice. Admit it, you were wrong. Sorry, but not every film will nicely fit into every formula for calculating final domestic gross figures.

    • marie454

      another moron who has no idea on what they are talking about. READ THIS: It's on access hollywood
      AVATAR: first movie since 1997’s $1.8 billion-grossing “Titanic,” has become the second-highest-grossing film ever the 3D epic has reportedly notched $1.14 billion in worldwide grosses, topping previous No. 2 “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”
      AND BY THE WAY AVATAR IS STILL NUMBER ONE AFTER 3 WEEKS. SHERLOCK HOLMES DIDN'T KNOCK IT DOWN.
      It is clear u have no clue on movie predictions. Please shut up forever. That won't look so stupid. U stupid f&ck.

    • indiefilmgeek

      While I find the venom of your replies unsettling, I will gladly admit that I, like much of the industry, was wrong about AVATAR. I have no problem admitting this, as tracking numbers and other industry indicators can certainly fail and movies can sometimes surprise even those of us who work within the system.

      Contrary to what you might think, I'm personally happy that AVATAR has had this level of success. Although I would never have believed it, this film will leave the door open for other mega-budget films to be made — those films usually set industry standards for decades to come.

      So, I've eaten my crow. This should certainly teach me not to bet against James Cameron. 🙂

  • indiefilmgeek

    First off, any comparison to Titanic is irrelevant. The entire movie release model has changed since 1997. The release windows have shrunk and no film will play for nine months like Titanic did. These days, you get one big weekend and then your gross will drop 50-60% on week #2. The general rule is your domestic gross will end up being about 3x your opening weekend. So, IF Avatar score $80M this weekend, it's domestic gross will fall WELL short of Titanic – well short of covering their costs too. You also fail to see the major issues that will keep Avatar from knocking off any box office records…

    1. It completely fails to hit two solid quadrant – 13yr girls (remember the Twilight movie grosses?) and anyone over 50 (have you been watching the grosses stay strong for Blind Side?). You're left with mostly middle age men, and that spells big open weekend and major second weekend drop.

    2. Sherlock Holmes. You will officially see your weekend grosses for the 2nd week of Avatar fall like a rock as this film has huge buzz and a well known lead that WILL draw from all four quadrants.

    3. You mentioned UP and STAR TREK in your comparison to opening weekends, but again you fail to acknowledge that BOTH of these films hit solidly with older as well as younger audiences. You just aren't going to see grandmothers bringing their granddaughters to Avatar — and that's what drove record-setting grosses for Titanic.

    I personally thought Avatar was fine, but it's not going to break any Titanic records.

    • durka

      Man, you are seriously a d*ck mate. You're sitting there carrying on as if you were running Fox yourself. Shut up and get back to reality my moronic friend. You 'know it all' people make me sick. F*ck you. God I hate people like you.

      • indiefilmgeek

        I wasn't being insulting. I just wanted to bring some real industry information into this dialog, but if you'd just like to babble on about how wonder the film is… feel free.

        • na'vi are better

          Lots of my friends want to see the movie, and I'm watching it at least twice, and none of us are middle age men.

    • DAOeBOY

      there was plenty of kids that went to watch this movie where i live. you're just a douche end of story :p

    • LKgeek

      Indiefilmgeek, your username should be renamed Idiotfilmgeek. Chew on this: Avatar's $75m 2nd weekend domestic box office gross…AND it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

      Ok, I'll play nice. Admit it, you were wrong. Sorry, but not every film will nicely fit into every formula for calculating final domestic gross figures.

    • marie454

      another moron who has no idea on what they are talking about. READ THIS: It's on access hollywood
      AVATAR: first movie since 1997’s $1.8 billion-grossing “Titanic,” has become the second-highest-grossing film ever the 3D epic has reportedly notched $1.14 billion in worldwide grosses, topping previous No. 2 “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”
      AND BY THE WAY AVATAR IS STILL NUMBER ONE AFTER 3 WEEKS. SHERLOCK HOLMES DIDN'T KNOCK IT DOWN.
      It is clear u have no clue on movie predictions. Please shut up forever. That won't look so stupid. U stupid f&ck.

    • indiefilmgeek

      While I find the venom of your replies unsettling, I will gladly admit that I, like much of the industry, was wrong about AVATAR. I have no problem admitting this, as tracking numbers and other industry indicators can certainly fail and movies can sometimes surprise even those of us who work within the system.

      Contrary to what you might think, I'm personally happy that AVATAR has had this level of success. Although I would never have believed it, this film will leave the door open for other mega-budget films to be made — those films usually set industry standards for decades to come.

      So, I've eaten my crow. This should certainly teach me not to bet against James Cameron. 🙂

  • max

    i have to think you are wrong about yonger kids seeing it i took my 8 year old nephew to go see it and he loved it my 9 year old daughter really wants to see it now and i saw many teenage girls and boys there too

    • Yeah, there was a big mix of demographics that I saw at the theater for the various shows going in and letting out. Kids, middle-aged, and older. Probably slanted male but there was heavy female there too. Once word spreads it is as much a love story as it is action that should boost it.

  • max

    i have to think you are wrong about yonger kids seeing it i took my 8 year old nephew to go see it and he loved it my 9 year old daughter really wants to see it now and i saw many teenage girls and boys there too

    • Yeah, there was a big mix of demographics that I saw at the theater for the various shows going in and letting out. Kids, middle-aged, and older. Probably slanted male but there was heavy female there too. Once word spreads it is as much a love story as it is action that should boost it.

  • crimsonvoodoo

    Thought it was good – a little heavy handed, and not as good as other Cameron movies. I think they over played their hand with the whole "changes movies forever" kind of hype. Yeah it looked great – but alot of movies look great. Thought the "blue girl" easily gave the best performance ….

    • Do you know what type of 3D you saw it in? Differing levels of quality out there (dont see it in Dolby 3D). At least find a RealD theater or see it in IMAX.

      Agreed on Zoe Saldana. I think she should get nominated for Supporting Actress for that performance.

  • crimsonvoodoo

    Thought it was good – a little heavy handed, and not as good as other Cameron movies. I think they over played their hand with the whole "changes movies forever" kind of hype. Yeah it looked great – but alot of movies look great. Thought the "blue girl" easily gave the best performance ….

    • Do you know what type of 3D you saw it in? Differing levels of quality out there (dont see it in Dolby 3D). At least find a RealD theater or see it in IMAX.

      Agreed on Zoe Saldana. I think she should get nominated for Supporting Actress for that performance.

  • Bucaroojim

    A little frightening how, amongst the reviewers, this movie has inspired lines to be drawn in the sand to be crossed at one's own peril. Personally, I was among those blown away… welled to the brim and ready to ball along with the na'vi at the destruction of their home. The imagery and brilliant yet simple manner in which Cameron depicted the unity of all life was stunning. It's practically mythological, and, much as in Lord of the Rings, there are no fuzzy lines between good and evil. Along with others, though, I feel it's a pity that the evil side of things was associated so linearly with the US Military/corporate mindset. Won't stop me from seeing it again, though, and unlike "indiefilmgeek" (who in his above analysis "doth protest too much") it probably won't stop this film from raking in record amounts in short order.

    • beast

      why should you feel a pity, that's how the U.S. military is. They think they can stick their nose in everything and bully everyone. If i was in the movie id gladly take a role as an avatar to whoop the soldiers asses.

  • Bucaroojim

    A little frightening how, amongst the reviewers, this movie has inspired lines to be drawn in the sand to be crossed at one's own peril. Personally, I was among those blown away… welled to the brim and ready to ball along with the na'vi at the destruction of their home. The imagery and brilliant yet simple manner in which Cameron depicted the unity of all life was stunning. It's practically mythological, and, much as in Lord of the Rings, there are no fuzzy lines between good and evil. Along with others, though, I feel it's a pity that the evil side of things was associated so linearly with the US Military/corporate mindset. Won't stop me from seeing it again, though, and unlike "indiefilmgeek" (who in his above analysis "doth protest too much") it probably won't stop this film from raking in record amounts in short order.

    • beast

      why should you feel a pity, that's how the U.S. military is. They think they can stick their nose in everything and bully everyone. If i was in the movie id gladly take a role as an avatar to whoop the soldiers asses.

  • macv

    ok if anybody has seen this movie and says it suck, has to either be beyond the point of retarted, or just has zero taste and knows nothing about entertainment….. this movie is hands down the greatest special effects and adventure movie ever made, if u go watch it IMAX 3D, it's more like a ride than a movie, u forget ur even sitting in a mvie theater u get so drawn into it.

  • macv

    ok if anybody has seen this movie and says it suck, has to either be beyond the point of retarted, or just has zero taste and knows nothing about entertainment….. this movie is hands down the greatest special effects and adventure movie ever made, if u go watch it IMAX 3D, it's more like a ride than a movie, u forget ur even sitting in a mvie theater u get so drawn into it.

  • bobby bobkins

    i agree with the article. i went to see it with my mum (over 50) and my sister. we didnt get tickets for the imax, but instead saw it in 3d at an Odeon cinema. it was packed out. the audience started applauding when it was finished.
    Yes, the plot is slightly predicatcable, and yes it is slightly racist, and yes it is more of a disney style plot, than a deep adult plot. but it was incredible. awesome. amazing. it is not the sort of film that tries to justify its physics too deeply like star trek, and as such is definiitely in the realm of lord of the rings, from the outset. so if you are looking for a plausible reality based film, then dont watch it (or any hollywood film really).

    it is half sci fi, and half fantasy.
    there is no way on earth it is going to be affected much by sherlock holmes. i mean, please. Sherlock Holmes?? (i have read most of the canon btw, and am also a fan of downey jr). i just dont see sherlock being any threat to avatar.

    Avatar is most definitely an event movie. It is the first movie with actors shot in 3D. it is the most intricate and immersive film world i have ever seen. the CG is as ground breaking as the liquid metal was in Terminator 2. It will OWN the box office for a while.

    and for the more cynical people, look at this way.. When someone goes to the cinema in January, or February, what are the choices they have?— they can either watch the latest piece of generic hollywood shite that theyve been watching every time theyve been to the cinema since they were a kid, or they can watch a 3D piece of hollywood shite, which is slightly fresher.

    and what people that havent seen it seem to be missing is that YOU DONT NEED TO GO TO THE IMAX TO WATCH IT IN 3D!

    Avatar will make a fortune. And unlike New Moon, the people who have watched it actually think its a good film.

  • bobby bobkins

    i agree with the article. i went to see it with my mum (over 50) and my sister. we didnt get tickets for the imax, but instead saw it in 3d at an Odeon cinema. it was packed out. the audience started applauding when it was finished.
    Yes, the plot is slightly predicatcable, and yes it is slightly racist, and yes it is more of a disney style plot, than a deep adult plot. but it was incredible. awesome. amazing. it is not the sort of film that tries to justify its physics too deeply like star trek, and as such is definiitely in the realm of lord of the rings, from the outset. so if you are looking for a plausible reality based film, then dont watch it (or any hollywood film really).

    it is half sci fi, and half fantasy.
    there is no way on earth it is going to be affected much by sherlock holmes. i mean, please. Sherlock Holmes?? (i have read most of the canon btw, and am also a fan of downey jr). i just dont see sherlock being any threat to avatar.

    Avatar is most definitely an event movie. It is the first movie with actors shot in 3D. it is the most intricate and immersive film world i have ever seen. the CG is as ground breaking as the liquid metal was in Terminator 2. It will OWN the box office for a while.

    and for the more cynical people, look at this way.. When someone goes to the cinema in January, or February, what are the choices they have?— they can either watch the latest piece of generic hollywood shite that theyve been watching every time theyve been to the cinema since they were a kid, or they can watch a 3D piece of hollywood shite, which is slightly fresher.

    and what people that havent seen it seem to be missing is that YOU DONT NEED TO GO TO THE IMAX TO WATCH IT IN 3D!

    Avatar will make a fortune. And unlike New Moon, the people who have watched it actually think its a good film.

  • Nadya

    MY NEW FAVORITE MOVIE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! I may be biased because of this but to the guy/girl who was left unimpressed by the quality of the graphics in the film :Seriously? What kind of graphics are you used to seeing? Do your eyes differ from mine perhaps that they see things out of focus by any chance because the graphics were BEAUTIFUL. As for box office predictions, I think Avatar will get stronger because of those who were unable to see it this weekend due to the weather and because of the new hype and the people who are going to watch it several more times like me 🙂

  • Nadya

    MY NEW FAVORITE MOVIE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! I may be biased because of this but to the guy/girl who was left unimpressed by the quality of the graphics in the film :Seriously? What kind of graphics are you used to seeing? Do your eyes differ from mine perhaps that they see things out of focus by any chance because the graphics were BEAUTIFUL. As for box office predictions, I think Avatar will get stronger because of those who were unable to see it this weekend due to the weather and because of the new hype and the people who are going to watch it several more times like me 🙂

  • Jon

    Whoever thinks that this is a bad movie, should take a video camera and shoot something, then watch it yourself. Only then you'll realize what a great director James Cameron is!!!!!!

  • Jon

    Whoever thinks that this is a bad movie, should take a video camera and shoot something, then watch it yourself. Only then you'll realize what a great director James Cameron is!!!!!!

  • HASHMEIR

    THIS IS RLY GOOD MOVIE A # 1! ME AND MY FAMILY WENT SEE! THERE WHITE MAN IN SEAT! HE CLAP! FUCK YOU CLAPING WHITE MAN!

    BUT I LOST TRACK. WHEN BLUE PEOPLE CAME ON SCREEN, I SCARED OF IT. BUT MY WIFE SHE TELLS ME "HASHMEIR, YOU LOOK SO GOOD IN THAT HAT" RAAWWRR! THEN I WENT OUTSIDE AND SMOKED A PANCAKE. WHEN I CAME BACK MOVIE WAS GOOD! MUSTY!

  • HASHMEIR

    THIS IS RLY GOOD MOVIE A # 1! ME AND MY FAMILY WENT SEE! THERE WHITE MAN IN SEAT! HE CLAP! FUCK YOU CLAPING WHITE MAN!

    BUT I LOST TRACK. WHEN BLUE PEOPLE CAME ON SCREEN, I SCARED OF IT. BUT MY WIFE SHE TELLS ME "HASHMEIR, YOU LOOK SO GOOD IN THAT HAT" RAAWWRR! THEN I WENT OUTSIDE AND SMOKED A PANCAKE. WHEN I CAME BACK MOVIE WAS GOOD! MUSTY!

  • Lauren

    I have been so bitterly disappointed with this last years films. But Avatar 3D fed my spirit. Finally, someone is using the new technology to make something awesome, beautiful, soul nourishing, and this is the best movie I have ever seen. Thank God for mankind'd evolution!

  • Lauren

    I have been so bitterly disappointed with this last years films. But Avatar 3D fed my spirit. Finally, someone is using the new technology to make something awesome, beautiful, soul nourishing, and this is the best movie I have ever seen. Thank God for mankind'd evolution!

  • Andre

    The whole issue with the movie for me is that the effects were/are great but the plot of the movie was, well, as usual as any other movie. I guess that is the reason why I stopped going to movies about 6 years ago. This was the first in a while that I have gone to see and I still feel as though nothing has changed.
    Yes, great cinema, great effects, but overall it is still the same movie. It's like have a girl friend that is a 10 on the physical aspects but nothing below the skin, heart, personality, attitude.

    The cinema is the best I have ever seen in my life, yet, the acting was not good, (only 2 people could actually act) and the plot of the movie was tiring, along with the plot of 90% of movies now a days.

    I guess I am just hard to please!

    I see this movie as making about 150 million but that will fall way short of making up for what it cost. Anytime you put out a movie with these type of graphics/cinema and action, it will make money for the first 3 weeks. Let's see where it is in 4 weeks?

    This will definitely not break any box office records. Anyone believing that is just "buing the hype".

    • steph88

      you stupid f%ck… u have no clue on what u r saying… just to let u know AVATAR broke the record of passing the BILLION DOLLAR in just 2 weeks!!!!!!!!! There is not any other movie in history that has done that. Not even TITANIC ok???????? Not mentioning the fact that it broke the record for 3D screening which was previoulsy held by Disney Pixar's UP! So yes it did break records. So before saying something as stupid as what u just said, I suggest u do a little research before. Moron!

  • Andre

    The whole issue with the movie for me is that the effects were/are great but the plot of the movie was, well, as usual as any other movie. I guess that is the reason why I stopped going to movies about 6 years ago. This was the first in a while that I have gone to see and I still feel as though nothing has changed.
    Yes, great cinema, great effects, but overall it is still the same movie. It's like have a girl friend that is a 10 on the physical aspects but nothing below the skin, heart, personality, attitude.

    The cinema is the best I have ever seen in my life, yet, the acting was not good, (only 2 people could actually act) and the plot of the movie was tiring, along with the plot of 90% of movies now a days.

    I guess I am just hard to please!

    I see this movie as making about 150 million but that will fall way short of making up for what it cost. Anytime you put out a movie with these type of graphics/cinema and action, it will make money for the first 3 weeks. Let's see where it is in 4 weeks?

    This will definitely not break any box office records. Anyone believing that is just "buing the hype".

    • steph88

      you stupid f%ck… u have no clue on what u r saying… just to let u know AVATAR broke the record of passing the BILLION DOLLAR in just 2 weeks!!!!!!!!! There is not any other movie in history that has done that. Not even TITANIC ok???????? Not mentioning the fact that it broke the record for 3D screening which was previoulsy held by Disney Pixar's UP! So yes it did break records. So before saying something as stupid as what u just said, I suggest u do a little research before. Moron!

  • ven

    andre r u a psychic or something lmao btw avatar pulled in another 23 million on xmas day and by monday estimated 83 million already made 80 million on opening day and now So far, the movie has hauled in nearly $400 million dollars. Avatar was rumored to have cost a total of between 300 and 500 million dollars, depending on how you count. so get your facts straight and btw take an english class its “buying” not buing dummy

  • ven

    andre r u a psychic or something lmao btw avatar pulled in another 23 million on xmas day and by monday estimated 83 million already made 80 million on opening day and now So far, the movie has hauled in nearly $400 million dollars. Avatar was rumored to have cost a total of between 300 and 500 million dollars, depending on how you count. so get your facts straight and btw take an english class its “buying” not buing dummy

  • katy

    this movie is awsome……. if ur looking 4 a movie that is action -packed,thrilling ,sad,romantic,adventurous then u need to watch this movie
    almost better than titanic

  • katy

    this movie is awsome……. if ur looking 4 a movie that is action -packed,thrilling ,sad,romantic,adventurous then u need to watch this movie
    almost better than titanic

  • Mistahhuntah

    it's absolutely amazing..
    I saw it in 3D I jizzed my pants 8 times
    and can;t even begin to count how many times I got sexually excited..
    ahaha
    seriously tho…
    amazing movie

  • Mistahhuntah

    it's absolutely amazing..
    I saw it in 3D I jizzed my pants 8 times
    and can;t even begin to count how many times I got sexually excited..
    ahaha
    seriously tho…
    amazing movie

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