Meodia.com It's still a popular opinion that The Force Awakens will become the highest grossing film of all time, but is it even still possible to break Avatar's record?
“if Star Wars can’t do it, nobody can” lol enough this is probably true, but yeah I doubt they'll get another 800 million to close that gap. Highly doubt that
People are forgetting about inflation. Avatar will definitely be beaten someday when inflation goes up and ticket prices are even higher.
Recently i heard that the new Star Wars has surpassed the sales of Avatar , was that a hoax or sth?
That was domestically
I'm sure there is a lot of footage that ended up on the cutting room floor. There will also most likely be a director's cut released probably just before episode eight. I would release that in theaters a month or two before the eighth installment hits theaters. That would give it the extra weeks needed to get it over the top.
From what I've heard, there isn't a directors cut planned for release.
You are correct it's been confirmed by JJ NO directors cut will see light of day however there was around an extra 30-45 minutes of film that had to be removed for various reasons and these will be added as deleted scenes but purely that shame they are not doing a Lord of the Rings style directors cut. I was very confident but now that it has launched in China and is still some $800 million away from top spot it's looking less and less likely, I'm it's cleared $2 billion now as the wiki page hasn't updated the takings since 24th but it would be nice to see it take Avatar nothing against Avatar I thought that film was pretty good but it's no Star Wars, may have to go see it again On IMAX to try help them break the record. Also didn't avatar have a directors cut and then get released again separately in 3D, that's bound to help box office takings if it's out at least twice if not 3 separate times at the cinema. Still I can't see it coming out of cinemas for another 2-3 weeks, could still take Avatar yet but it's gonna be pretty close I feel. 2nd place is a cert bye bye Titanic ;)
My idea versions is just re release the OT in theater with TFA with Rogue One. Sell the tickets for $50 & the fan boys will buy them
Yeah it's a tough one, if Star Wars with it's bandwagon didn't beat it I doubt anything will. Honestly I'm not a fan of either of the two.
Star Wars can beat it if Disney really wants it to. Remember Avatar "re-released" in theaters which allowed it to climb that extra few feet. Disney can come up with several strategies and put this movie back into theaters, and if they do then it will easily surpass Avatar. Plus it already beat Avatar domestically so it already won in my books.
That is what I was going to say. Avatar got re-released hence it was able to go up to 2.8 billion. Like you said if Disney does something similar I am sure it can pass the Avatar.
You talk like the re-release brought in a lot of that 2.7 billion income. The reason that Avatar is the top grossing film is simply because of the big 3D push the movie had when it released. It ushered the new Era of 3D movies.
How in any sense does beating them in America mean Star Wars won? America doesn't equal the World... Clearly, or they wouldn't be 800m behind
IMHO the force awakens was a let down, too many similarities to a new hope. Too predictable and too cliche.
Just a GTA movie could beat, ha!
Avatar's highlight was also introducing 3D-tech as it was meant to be properly experienced during those times. Maybe Star Wars should introduce it with VR-enable(?!) upon release on Blu Ray disc.. dunno if it's even applicable and the experience can be replicated onto VR.
The reason Avatar was such a hit was because a) it had the best CG visuals to date by far, and b) it was the first movie to really utilize 3D in an intelligent way. These two things came together and sparked an explosion of word of mouth. The fact that Avatar had been in the works for more than 20 years also helped.
But 3D was added after initial release as they did a 3D run with an extra 8-10 minutes of film... Mainly extra credits for all the people who helped on the 3D side of things no doubt but still had 2 separate runs at box office.
3D was not added after release. What are you talking about? The movie was built for 3D from the start, and the release date was delayed from mid 2009 to December 2009 to give theatres enough time to install 3D projectors. During the films opening weekend, 56% of the film's worldwide gross came from 3D screenings. There was an extended version of the film that released a bit later in IMAX 3D, but the film had been playing in 3D since day 1. I myself watched the film in 3D when it first came out.
porkChop youre right and that its why AVATAR sits on first place , it revolutionized the art of 3D. starwars on the other hand its breaking records by fans who watch the movie 6-10 times.
I think Avatar 2 will give a solid shot at it. Never say never.
Yeah and if and when it does come out it prob will be the top film, James Cameron is filming gold apparently, I mean titanic is great for what it was a historical movie and to see Kate's boobs other than that I'm glad avatar beat it but still another Cameron special, come on Star was Cameron can have the 2nd/3rd spots, doubtful tho ;( there's always episode 8/9.
VforVideogames sure people have probably watched it more than once but not all of us I'm a massive fan but I've only been the once at midnight, I'd go again at IMAX or whatever. As for porkchop chill out I made a mistake it was still blatantly released a second time as me and my mate went to go watch it on re-release, special edition which was about an extra 9 minutes from what I understand, really worthy of an entire new run at the cinema so I'm sure a few of the fans watched that more than once as people clearly did with titanic a girl I went to school with all them years ago must have went about 10-15 times.
There's always the chance. Maybe Avatar 2, maybe Episode IX.
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