How did this movie make so much money? It came out of nowhere with no hollywood stars, made the most money ever (for its time), and then just disappeared without a trace of cultural relevance or impact.
I mean at least Pirates of the Carribean created a staple Hollyween costume. This movie just came and went, like many movies do, only somehow it made a bajillion dollars. How? What did it do and why don't other rather meaningless action scam-you movies do so?
but the only movies that can achieve that order of magnitude of success are sequels and capeshit/starwars (movie of what is already an established part of pop culture). Every no-name popcorn movie markets inself with a quote from a critic going "best action film ever" "or highest May weekend opening ever" what made Avatar's version of THE MOST MOVIE EVER marketing especially successful?
>There was nothing else to see in theaters
>James Cameron made it which immediatly attracts an audience.
>it was in theaters for 6 fucking months.
If it didn't have 3D, Titanic would have been the money making king still.
I doubt Avatar 2 will do as well as the first, but you never know.
Take one half killer robots and add one part Korean anime.
This has already been asked and answered a million times here:
1. New 3D technology people want to see, and that technology makes tickets more expensive.
2. A lot of third-worlders have never seen anything so pretty, so saw it in droves and created mad publicity when they got depressed/suicidal leaving the theatre to go back to their shitty lives.
That is literally it.
The original trailer was actually appealing.
The later trailers removed mention of Terminator 1 and 2, Aliens and True Lies. They just left Titanic in there for the plebs.
In India, people usually don't watch much Hollywood movies. But Avatar is a sanskrit name, so many people from India went to see the film. And with a population of 1.2 billion people, it significantly addendum the revenue.