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China Bans Avatar For Making Too Much $$$$! Really!

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James Cameron's getting booted from China!

Specifically, his mega-hit Avatar will officially stop running in Chinese movie theaters this week as the country's censors feel it's success is taking away from homegrown flicks.

Actually, the pulling of Avatar makes room for China's biggest flick of the year, Confucius, starring Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-fat, which opens this Thursday.

Tough break, huh James? At least you have over a billion dollars to fall back on!

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28 comments to “China Bans Avatar For Making Too Much $$$$! Really!”



  1. 1

    wow i feel bad for that ppl
    thats a messed up country
    1st?



  2. 2

    i actually lol'd.
    this is really pathetic.



  3. 3

    I kinda understand the Chinese government's position. After all, why should Mr. Cameron have unfettered access, especially when he views some fans of his as "assholes"?

    The West feels entitled, but they must be willing to barter. I hope "Confucius" does well.



  4. 4

    WRONG!

    They are pulling the film from their 2-D screens. They are still showing the film in 3-D. Come on Perez, if you are going to recycle stories at least read them first and not just their headlines.



  5. 5

    They only banned the 2D version of the film.



  6. 6

    Oh, crude. Don't give Daddy O any ideas. They are always looking for ways to punish the successful. Maybe it would be sweet justice if the libs in Hollywood had to feel some of our pain.



  7. 7

    clueless as usual….. dumbass



  8. 8

    YOUR AN IDIOT WHO EVER IS WRITTING THIS.



  9. 9

    Well I could see their strance on it really.
    But as what others said it's just the 3D versions.



  10. 10

    Interesting, so it's ok for China to have a massive trade imbalance with the U.S. and make tons of money while companies here suffer but they don't want a U.S. movie to do well there.



  11. 11

    IM SURPRISED AVATAR MADE ANY MONEY IN CHINA!!!!! HELL, THEY ARE KINGS OF PIRACY, LOCK STOCK AND BARREL. ALL U NEED IS ONE MASTER DISC AND VOILA, 1 BILLION+ COPIES. CAMERON IS STILL A JACKASS DESPITE THE PROFESSIONAL AUTOGRAPH SEEKER. JUST SAYIN.



  12. 12

    Re: xcalibur – Hollywood blockbusters are the most popular films screened in China. They make 10 times more money than their local competition. The same is true in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Hollywood dominates the East Asian film market.



  13. 13

    They hatiin'.



  14. 14

    Sounds like China is on its way to being the new North Korea



  15. 15

    this movies fucking gay



  16. 16

    Well I actually don't think this was a terrible idea. It's like supporting locally grown vegetables in the US. Plus, James Cameron just recycles movie ideas. Avatar is just a mix of Pocahantas & Fern Gully with aliens (who are just Africans in blue). Also, his Titanic is just the remake of Titanic (1953).



  17. 17

    FASCIST COUNTRY



  18. 18

    China proved what cheap asses they are when all they give is 1 million for haiti. Jealous much of Avatar.



  19. 19

    Avatar was so unoriginal the story has been done over and over again. Correlation of European invasion in the new world. District 9 was waaay better and Avatar was also way too long and felt like 5 hours which made by ass hurt. Americans are lazy and all but seriously I felt like I got a blood clot after this movie.



  20. 20

    That's pathetic!



  21. 21

    Frankly, I am very surprised that Blizzard Entertainment hasn't taken legal action against Cameron for his blatant plagiarism of their popular online game World of Warcraft. The natives in the movie are obviously night elves. He only changed their ears slightly and added tails. The tree of life is the home of the night elves. Most of the background scenery is from the Outland expansion. For example, the beautiful jungle scenes are right out of Zangamarsh ( excuse the spelling please, it's been awhile since I have played the game). The "floating mountains" with the cascading waterfalls is Nagrand. The flying creatures that the natives use are also used in the game (with a few minor facial alterations). Come to think of it, Cameron probably plays an Alliance character in that game. God help us all, Alliance are such egomaniacs like him. Long live the Horde!!



  22. 22

    w0w even china peerez ugghh such a hater



  23. 23
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    Re: suckmyballs – I'd feel badly for them too, but am guessing that the likely to have been created by somebody knockoffs of Cameron's movie will simply make the rounds there anyway, sadly leaving Cameron and Co. empty pocketed.



  25. 25

    Hello. I live here. They are leaving the 3D version up. The government wants their own industry to also have the chance to make some money with some of their local productions.



  26. 26

    Yes, we can't forget to watch Chow Yun-fat, now can we? Sooooo exciting.



  27. 27

    Again, fat fuck doesn't get a story right that isn't related to the Hills or 15 year old boys. why even bother you sick disgusting fatso?



  28. 28

    i guess it makes sense, China's already a poor country well relatively speaking when comparing to the U.S. (i think over there is avg 11 dollars per person and over here 40,000). And they just ignore the fact that Communism only works in rich countries like the U.S. so i guess for China, now it's all about maintaining authority status over the people. power can bring the uglies :P i hope the people at least have some hope and happiness