'Avatar' Returns to the Top Spot at the Box Office

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    Zoe Saldana at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Avatar" held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States on December 16, 2009. (Editorial credit: Tinseltown /

    Almost Thirteen Years After Its Initial Release, 'Avatar' Has Returned To The Top Spot At The Box Office.

    Avatar was released in theaters ahead of the premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water, the long-awaited sequel, to drum up excitement and interest. After 13 years, Avatar has returned to the big screens, reclaiming its No. 1 spot at the box office after so many years.

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    The film's recent return to theaters demonstrates that fans are still captivated by the story. The famed director recently confessed his fear of the second Avatar film becoming outdated after ten years, but audiences are just as interested now ( almost 15 years later). The 4K High Dynamic range version of the film is currently being shown in theaters. In a virtual press conference, Cameron said, "We authored the film for the big screen, for the giant screen, in 3D. [N>ow we've remastered it in 4K, in high-dynamic range and some 48-frame-per-second sections in the film. It's looking better than it ever looked, even back in its initial release."

    Avatar 2 is already far into production, with the first film's release date set for December 2020. The re-release earned $10 million in the United States and another $20.5 million internationally, including No. 1 debuts in France, Italy, Taiwan, and Thailand. Avatar: The Way of Water will be released on December 16, 2023.

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