10 Things You Didn't Know About Avatar

More than just a box office juggernaut.

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In 2009, James Cameron took the world by storm with his sci-fi fantasy epic Avatar. It was box office phenomenon, a masterpiece of CGI world building and made us actually want to see a movie in 3D!

Avatar 2 is due for release in 2021, and it’s to be followed by parts three, four and five, running all the way into 2027. Writer and director James Cameron looks set to allow his audience to fully explore the world of Pandora.

The box office for the first film pulled in a staggering $2.8 billion dollars and this new franchise seems likely to give the Avengers a run for their money when it comes to ticket sales.

The word "avatar" derives from the Sanskrit for ‘decent’ and is used in Hinduism to refer to earthly incarnations of God Vishnu. As Cameron himself once said, ‘I’m king of the world’ and if Titanic and Avatar are anything to go by, he will be again. Can he make it three in a row and be a god of the box office again?

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