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Govinda reveals he rejected Avatar, Twitter reacts with hilarious memes

He said he didn’t like the use of body paint

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August 1, 2019


Avengers: Endgame beats Avatar to become highest-grossing movie in history

Here are the top 10 box office juggernauts of all-time

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July 22, 2019


‘Avatar’ director Cameron says he still hopes to film four sequels

LOS ANGELES: “Avatar” director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox’s film studio to Walt Disney Co. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Cameron said he is about 100 days into filming…

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April 22, 2018


Black Panther beats Titanic to set new record

LOS ANGELES: Superhero movie Black Panther beat Titanic to become the third highest earning film in North America. CNN reported that the film took the position after earning $665.4 million on the US box office Saturday. Titanic now stands at No.4 with earnings of $659.4 million The film is trailing behind Star Wars: The Force…

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April 9, 2018


Indian court orders arrest of man who claims to be reincarnation of god

CHENNAI: The Madras high court in Monday directed the jurisdictional police to arrest self-styled godman Nithyananda and produce him before the court on Wednesday, reported Times of India. Swami Nithyananda is a Hindu spiritual leader, and is believed by his disciples to be an avatar – a reincarnated deity. Justice R Mahadevan passed the interim…

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January 29, 2018


Ranveer Singh unveils his comic avatar for Simmba

MUMBAI: Bollywood presents snappy and feisty police officers who are ever willing to do whatever they can to bring peace and security into the lives of citizens. The latest in the series is Ranveer Singh who released his first look from Simmba – a film to be directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Karan…

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December 8, 2017


‘Star Wars’ passes ‘Avatar’ for N. America box office record

LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” soared past “Avatar” on Wednesday to become the top-grossing movie of all time in North America, the Disney studio announced. Disney said the seventh film in the “Star Wars” saga had grossed $758.2 million through Tuesday, when it took in $8 million, and surpassed on Wednesday the $760.5…

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January 7, 2016


Disney fans get peek at Shanghai park, ‘Avatar’ attraction

ANAHEIM: Plans for a new theme park in Shanghai and a Florida attraction inspired by the blockbuster film “Avatar” stole the show Friday at the kick-off of a convention for fans of all things Disney. While the Shanghai Disneyland Park is only due to open next year, visitors of the D23 Expo got an early…

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August 15, 2015


Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash

LOS ANGELES: James Horner, the celebrated composer of several Hollywood smash-hit films including “Titanic” and “Avatar,” died Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61, US media reported. Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported the composer died when his personal aircraft crashed in Santa Barbara, California. “Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on…

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June 23, 2015


'X-Men' sequel becomes Fox's biggest global debut

LOS ANGELES: Mutant superhero movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past” powered to $302 million in worldwide ticket sales through the U.S. Memorial Day holiday on Monday, capping a weekend in which it surpassed “Avatar” as the biggest global debut for film studio 20th Century Fox. The seventh installment in the “X-Men” franchise topped U.S. and…

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May 27, 2014


Avatar star charged with assaulting photographer

NEW YORK: Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his starring role in 2009 film “Avatar”, was arrested and charged with assaulting a photographer in Manhattan's Greenwich Village district on Sunday, police said.The photographer, Sheng Li, was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of harassment, the force added.The 37-year-old actor was…

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February 24, 2014


'Avatar' director donates dive craft, says 3D movie due in fall

GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA: Film director James Cameron is donating the Deepsea Challenger craft he used to make a record-setting solo dive a year ago to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to speed research into the deepest parts of the world's oceans.Cameron, who is focused now on pre-production for the sequels to his blockbuster movie “Avatar,” said…

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March 26, 2013


Titanic, Avatar director becomes Hollywood's 3-D entrepreneur

LOS ANGELES: As Hollywood directors increasingly make their films in 3-D, the biggest financial winner is turning out to be one of their own: director James Cameron.Cameron has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest entrepreneurs by cashing in on the 3-D technology he created for “Avatar”, which ranks as the highest-grossing film with a worldwide…

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April 2, 2012


'Avatar' robot made in Japan

YOKOHAMA: A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar” one step closer to reality.Users of the TELESAR V don special equipment that allows them not only to direct the actions of a remote machine, but also to see, hear and feel the same things as their…

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February 10, 2012


James Cameron sued over Avatar again

LOS ANGELES: “Avatar” director James Cameron has been sued for the second time in nearly as many weeks by someone claiming to have come up with the idea for the sci-fi mega-hit.Cameron's attorney, Bert Fields, and Fox both slammed the latest suit by science fiction writer Bryant Moore as without merit. Moore, TMZ first reported…

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December 20, 2011


Writer claims James Cameron stole Avatar plot

LOS ANGELES: “Avatar” director James Cameron has been hit with a lawsuit by a writer who claims that the plot for the hit sci-fi movie was lifted from his own project.In the suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Eric Ryder claims that he entered into an agreement with Cameron's production company,…

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December 10, 2011


Avatar's Cameron urges producers to embrace 3D TV

SEOUL: Director James Cameron, whose blockbuster “Avatar” set off a 3D frenzy in the movie industry, on Thursday told television producers to put asid their worries about higher filming costs and embrace the technology. Manufacturers hope the technology will be as big a boost for the industry as the transition to colour television from black…

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May 13, 2010


Avatar finally toppled as No. 1 UK film

LONDON: “Avatar”, the biggest-grossing movie ever, has been knocked off the top of the UK box office chart after seven weeks at No. 1 by “Valentine's Day.” The star-laden snapshot of a group of Los Angelinos taken one Valentine's Day took 3.7 million pounds on its debut weekend, Screen International said on Tuesday. That was…

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February 18, 2010


“Avatar” becomes highest-grossing movie

LOS ANGELES: “Avatar” has surpassed “Titanic” as the highest-grossing movie worldwide, giving director James Cameron a remarkable double a week before his sci-fi spectacular is expected to rack up a slew of Oscar nominations. Gregg Brilliant, a spokesman for the News Corp-owned studio 20th Century Fox, said on Tuesday the worldwide box office total for…

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January 26, 2010


“Avatar”, “Hangover” big winners at Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS: Box office sensation “Avatar” was named best film drama and “The Hangover” claimed the top comedy trophy at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday in Hollywood's annual race to the Oscars. Among actors, Sandra Bullock earned the title of best film actress in a drama for football movie “The Blind Side,” while Jeff…

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January 18, 2010


Blockbuster 'Avatar' to accelerate 3D revolution

LOS ANGELES: The runaway success of science fiction blockbuster “Avatar” will accelerate the 3D movie revolution, which has already powered Hollywood to a record year at the box office, analysts say. James Cameron's futuristic fantasy is on course to become the highest-grossing movie of all time after smashing the one-billion-dollar barrier in only three weeks…

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January 6, 2010

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