x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Maestros to give lesson in 3D magic at Media Summit

James Cameron's 3-D sci-fi film Avatar smashed the $1.8 billion box office record set by the filmmaker's previous movie Titanic - with video.

2005's Robots made $260,718,330
2005's Robots made $260,718,330

If anyone has proved the current buzz around 3D entertainment is more than just hype, it is James Cameron.

The film director's 3D science fiction movie Avatar is the world's top-grossing film, having smashed the record set by his previous movie Titanic.

Avatar has earned US$2.8 billion (Dh10.28bn) in worldwide box office takings, compared with $1.8bn for Titanic.

Mr Cameron will be giving a masterclass in 3D film at next week's Abu Dhabi Media Summit, along with Carlos Saldanha, the director of the Ice Age series, and Jim Gianopulos, the chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment.

Films directed by Mr Cameron and Mr Saldanha have grossed more than a total of $8bn.

Mr Saldanha's most recent movie, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, was also available in 3D, and took almost $900 million worldwide. His next movie, Rio, will also be shot in 3D.

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Total box office grossing for both directors: $8,009,615,981

Carlos Saldhana – Worldwide gross box office takings

2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – $886,686,817 

2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $655,388,158 

2005 Robots – $260,718,330 

2002 Ice Age (co-director) – $383,257,136



James Cameron – Worldwide gross box office takings

2009 Avatar –$2,782,206,970

1997 Titanic – $1,843,201,268

1994 True Lies – $378,882,411

1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day – $519,843,345

1989 The Abyss – $90,000,098

1986 Aliens – $131,060,248

1984 The Terminator –$78,371,200

Source:IMDb/Box Office Mojo

 

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