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Oscars Snubs: ‘Elvis,’ ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ Shut Out as ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Avatar 2’ Only Win One Award Each

Perhaps Tom Cruise and James Cameron were onto something. The superstars behind two of the biggest films from the past year, Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water, didn’t attend the 2023 Oscars, where their blockbuster movies, despite being nominated for multiple awards, went home with only one award each, both in the […]

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Digital Release Includes 3 Hours of Bonus Features

Avatar: The Way of Water is headed to home entertainment, with James Cameron’s film available to buy on digital on March 28. As part of the release, Disney and 20th Century will debut three hours of bonus materials focusing on topics such as performance capture, creating the undersea world of Pandora, the introduction of the […]

Even With ‘Avatar’ Sequel, Imax Quarterly Revenue Falls

Imax has posted lower revenues and earnings even amid a record Avatar: The Way of Water box office run on its screens and a strong Chinese market turnaround. Overall fourth-quarter revenue came to $98 million, down 10 percent from a year-earlier $108.6 million, amid a rapid reopening of cinemas in China, where Imax has around […]

How James Cameron Executed Complex VFX in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Following the success of 2009’s groundbreaking Avatar, James Cameron began writing a new story that would take Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and their children on an emotional journey in a new region of Pandora — moving from its bioluminescent forest to its seas in the hopes of protecting their family from the […]

Marc Maron Recalls “Ridiculous” ‘Avatar 2’ Audition, Says He Had “Nothing Invested” in Role

Marc Maron says that while he got a box of cigars as a consolation from James Cameron for auditioning for a part in his Avatar sequel, the entire experience was “ridiculous.” While speaking to Happy Sad Confused podcast host Josh Horowitz for a recent 92Y conversation, Maron opened up about going out for a role […]

Just How Many Visual FX Awards Will ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Win?

When the 21st annual Visual Effects Society Awards are presented Feb. 15 at The Beverly Hilton, the question might not be will Avatar: The Way of Water win, but just how many awards will it collect? The juggernaut earned 14 nominations this year, a record for a feature — or any single project — in […]

Box Office: ‘Magic Mike 3’ Wins Super Bowl Weekend With $8.2M But ‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Titanic’ Close Behind

Magic Mike’s Last Dance won Super Bowl weekend at the domestic box office with an estimated $8.2 million, the lowest showing of the three films in the Channing Tatum franchise. However, Last Dance is playing in far fewer theaters — 1,550 cinemas is a modest number for a high-profile studio release — than the first […]

Cineplex Swings to Fourth-Quarter Profit as Revenue Rises

Cineplex swung to a fourth quarter profit as overall revenues rose 16.7 percent to $350.1 million, against its 2021 performance. For the three months to Dec. 31, 2022, the Canadian exhibitor saw net income rise to $10.2 million, compared to a net loss of $21.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Cineplex also saw […]

‘Avatar 2’ Flies Past ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens‘ at Global Box Office, ’To Leslie’ Disappears

The milestones keep coming for Avatar: The Way of Water. James Cameron’s blockbuster is now the fourth-top-grossing film of all time at the global box office after passing up the $2.071 billion grossed globally by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not adjusted for inflation. The Way of Water finished Friday with a worldwide cume of […]

Box Office: ‘Avatar 2‘ Sets Sights on Scuttling ‘Titanic’

The remarkable performance of Avatar: The Way of Water continues. Sometime on Friday, James Cameron’s big-budget spectacle will overtake the $2.071 billion grossed globally by Star Wars: The Force Awakens to rank No. 4 on the list of history’s top performers at the worldwide box office, not adjusted for inflation. The next milestone: sailing past […]

Oscars: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Gets Best Picture Nom, But How Did James Cameron Fare?

Avatar: The Way of Water — which this week crossed the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office and is now the sixth highest-grossing movie in history — earned a best picture Oscar nomination this morning, as well as noms for its production design, sound and visual effects. But James Cameron, who has now […]

2023 Oscar Best Picture Nominees Are History’s Top-Grossing Class

For years, many have bemoaned the lack of commercial box office hits vying for the Oscar for best picture, saying it alienates the average consumer who might otherwise tune into the Academy Awards telecast, which has seen its ratings plummet. Tuesday’s 2023 Oscar nominations are a key test of whether awards voters are truly ready […]