James Cameron - Avatar Back-end


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Username: The_image_dynamic

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James Cameron invested twelve years and millions in research to bring 'Avatar' to the screen, and his efforts have paid off in spades. Rumored production costs of $300-$500 million have been overshadowed by the film's staggering grosses; just prior to its April DVD release, 'Avatar' had reeled in $745 million in domestic box office and holds the foreign BO record with $1.97 billion. The film soared past former cash king 'Titanic', making the epic's box office earnings look like bus fare.

Cameron reached into his own wallet when production costs spiraled upward, but he wore so many hats -- writer, producer and director -- that he negotiated a lucrative twist on the classic back-end contract deal: Instead of a percentage of earnings after the film turns a profit, he'll pocket a percentage of whatever Avatar grosses. This arrangement puts Cameron's current haul at an estimated $350 million.

DVD and Blu-Ray sales continue to contribute to that figure, and 'Avatar: Special Edition' is set for an August re-release. Cameron personally designed and crafted 3D software and camera systems for the film, and that technology has already been licensed for use in other films. Add to that 'Avatar' merchandising and a planned sequel, and Cameron's projected earnings could reach $1 billion.


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Username: Wingmanalive

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Registered: Jun-06

That is all.

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Username: Pitbullguy

The Chicago area

Post Number: 4560
Registered: Oct-06
He's almost as rich as Brad!!!

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Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 5118
Registered: Jun-05
thats great for him he worked hard and long for that money lol.
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