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"Avatar" to Premiere at Mann's

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    James Cameron's new most-expensive-movie-of-all-time premieres Wednesday night in Hollywood. The $230 million (some rumors had it at $500 million) CG spectacular "Avatar," which eclipses Cameron's last $200 million budget breaker "Titanic,"  will play in 3-D at the Mann's Chinese Theater.

    The film reunites Cameron and Sigourney Weaver along with new comer Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. Worthington plays Jake Sully, a paraplegic former Marine who uses a genetically engineered half-alien/half-human avatar to explore an alien moon.

    "Avatar'' earned four Globe nominations Tuesday, including best picture (drama) and best director for Cameron. Not bad for a film that's not even out in the U.S. yet.

    The film's world premiere took place December 10th in London.

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    "Avatar" premieres Wednesday at the Mann's Chinese theater
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009)

    Industry experts have been watching the film closely to see how audiences respond to the long-anticipated film, which uses cutting-edge digital technology to create dizzying 3-D special effects.