'Avatar' sequel sails to 2nd week atop the box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avatar: The Way of Water" sailed to the top of the box office in its second weekend, bringing in a strong $58 million in North America that suggests it may stay afloat into the new year and approach the massive expectations that met its release. James Cameron's digital extravaganza for 20th Century Studios has made $253.7 million domestically in its first 10 days of release, compared to $212.7 million in the same stretch for 2009's first “Avatar,” which would go on to become the highest-grossing film of all time. While Cameron's films like the “Avatar” original and “Titanic” tend to have serious legs at the box office, sequels tend to open big and decline quickly, complicating guesses on where the film will end up.news.yahoo.com
‘Their goal is to bleed owners dry.’ $34 million victory in Florida HOA lawsuit is rare, experts say
When Martin Kessler moved to the Solivita development in Poinciana, Florida in 2008, he says he quickly realized it was a big mistake. This was the first place the 97-year-old had ever lived with a homeowners association. “Living in an HOA is not really a pleasant thing for a resident,” Kessler said. A retired economist, he said the fee he was required to pay was “a capitalist’s perfect dream ...news.yahoo.com
'Avatar' retakes box office crown from 'Avengers: Endgame' after China rerelease
Over the weekend, James Cameron's sci-fi epic was rereleased in China and garnered enough in ticket sales to overtake "Avengers: Endgame" for the record. "Avatar" first became the top-selling global release of all time in 2010 when it usurped Cameron's "Titanic." In 2019, "Avengers: Endgame" won the title with a $2.797 billion box office haul. "We are hard at work on the next Avatar films and look forward to sharing the continuation of this epic story for years to come." In 2019, Disney finalized its deal to acquire entertainment assets from 20th Century Fox, including James Cameron's "Avatar."cnbc.com
'Avatar' is just $7.4 million behind 'Avengers: Endgame' box office record and it's headed back to Chinese theaters this weekend
It seems "Avatar" will be heading back to Chinese theaters this weekend, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. In 2019, Disney finalized its deal to acquire entertainment assets from 20th Century Fox, including James Cameron's "Avatar," and released "Avengers: Endgame." "Endgame" ultimately surpassed "Avatar" for the crown, garnering nearly $2.8 billion at the global box office. Heading into this weekend, "Avatar" is less than $7.4 million behind the Marvel behemoth and could easily reclaim the title. As it stands, Disney owns the top five highest-grossing films of all time and eight of the top ten.cnbc.com
All the Movies and TV Series Resuming Production Following Coronavirus Shutdowns
The show must go on. Following global shutdowns of film and television productions due to the coronavirus -- which then prompted a major shuffling of release schedules -- both Hollywood and the industry at large are ready to get cameras rolling again. As the world moves into the next phases of the ongoing pandemic, large-scale productions including the Avatar sequels and Jurassic World: Dominion have announced plans to resume filming. Below, ET is keeping an up-to-date account of which movie and TV productions are returning to set and when. NetflixRELATED CONTENT:Every Movie Delayed Due to Coronavirus: Find Out the New Release DateThe Biggest Coronavirus Cancellations and PostponementsThe 2021 Oscars Have Officially Been Postponed Two Months
Peter Jackson to make original animated content for Weta
Weta Digital, the Academy Award-winning visual effects company that made The Lord of the Rings and Avatar possible, is making original animated content for cinemas and streaming for the first time in its 25-year history. Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the married filmmaking team behind The Lord of the Rings and majority stakeholders in the company, plan to write, produce and direct several of the projects for Weta Animated. Its also been one of the rare filmmaking companies that has been able to continue functioning safely throughout the pandemic. In addition to the Avatar sequels, Weta Digital is also working on Jungle Cruise and The Batman.Akkaraju co-founded SR Labs with Sean Parker, who recently invested in the company and joined the board as vice chairman. Im thrilled to be joining Peter, Fran and the extraordinary team at Weta as we enter into a hypergrowth stage with the launch of original content, Akkaraju said.
'Avengers: Endgame' Dethrones 'Avatar' as Highest-Grossing Film of All Time
On Saturday at Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios revealed that their star-studded film had surpassed Avatar, claiming the title of highest-grossing film of all time. The superhero extravaganza has racked up $2.79 billion at the global box office, according to Box Office Mojo. This achievement arrives after Endgame previous broke numerous records including becoming the first film to crack the billion-dollar benchmark on its opening weekend. The studio also shared new details on the standalone Black Widow film centering on Scarlett Johanssons badass character. Head here for loads more details from the Marvel Panel at Comic-Con 2019.
'Avengers: Endgame' Has Dethroned 'Avatar' as Biggest Film of All Time
"Avengers: Endgame" is now the highest-grossing movie of all time. As of Friday, "Endgame" has grossed just over $2.789 billion around the world since its April 26 opening, according to Box Office Mojo. That's still several hundred thousand dollars behind Avatar's $2,789.7 billion, but "Endgame" will surpass that after the weekend box office is counted. In a statement, Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn congratulated Marvel Studios and Disney for the film's success. "And thank you to the fans around the world who lifted 'Avengers: Endgame' to these historic heights," he added.
'Avengers: Endgame' is now the highest-grossing film of all time, dethroning 'Avatar'
(L-R) Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. speak onstage during the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. "Avengers: Endgame" is now the highest-grossing film of all time. On Sunday, Disney said the film had earned $2.79 billion at the global box office, topping "Avatar's" record of $2.7897 billion. At the time, "Endgame" was still $40 million behind "Avatar" and there were questions about whether the film would be able to overtake the record before the end of the summer. On Saturday, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios announced to a crowd of thousands in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con that the film was within a few days of overtaking "Avatar."cnbc.com
'Avengers: Endgame' to be the highest-grossing film of all time
"Avengers: Endgame" is poised to outpace "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time in a matter of days, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios announced Saturday to a crowd of thousands in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. As of Friday, "Endgame" had reached $2.7892 billion, just $500,000 behind "Avatar's" record of $2.7897 billion. "A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted 'Avengers: Endgame' to these historic heights," Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement Saturday. In its opening weekend, the film hauled in more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, becoming the first film to ever cross the billion-dollar mark in its opening weekend. In its opening day in North America, "Endgame" took in $156.7 million, including $60 million from Thursday night previews.cnbc.com
'Avengers: Endgame' is now just $15 million shy of 'Avatar' record
General atmosphere at the 'Avengers: Endgame' Canadian Premiere at Scotiabank Theatre on April 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Disney's "Avengers: Endgame" is now just $15 million shy of the record for highest-grossing film of all time. At the end of the July 4 holiday weekend and after 73 days in the theaters, "Endgame" has hauled in $2.772 billion globally, just short of the record $2.787 billion that "Avatar " has earned since its release in 2009. While the company was able to garner an estimated $5.5 million in the U.S. and another $2.3 million abroad, it wasn't enough to surpass "Avatar." After all, "Avatar" ran for 234 days during its first run (the film got a rerelease in 2010).cnbc.com
'Avengers: Endgame' still short of 'Avatar' box office record even after rerelease
Despite a big push from Disney this weekend, "Avengers: Endgame" remains $26 million shy of the record for highest-grossing film of all time. "Endgame," which was originally released April 26, has earned around $2.76 billion globally so far. The film will continue to run in theaters for most, if not all of the summer. After all, "Avatar" ran for 234 days during its first run (the film got a rerelease in 2010). Of course, "Endgame" still has a number of hurdles to face on its way to the top spot.cnbc.com