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James Cameron, The Richest Director Of All Time

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James Cameron is one smart man. He knew Avatar was going to become a mega blockbuster hit so he made a directing deal that gave him a huge chunk of "first dollar" gross as well as DVD and Blu-ray sales.

Since the film made $2.7 billion worldwide and the "DVD did beyond expectation," the writer, director, producer is now rolling in the benjamins, reportedly receiving $350 million from the film's franchise.

This will be the biggest paycheck any director has ever received from a single film.

And he's not done yet! He's currently working on a sequel to Avatar as well as releasing a "Special Edition" version of the film on August 27.

Sure, why not milk that cash cow for all its worth?? James Cameron is indeed the king of the world!

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22 comments to “James Cameron, The Richest Director Of All Time”



  1. 1

    Avatar was a shitty movie. Terrible script, and the starring actor couldn't get his accent correct. But the night scenes with all the neon were cool.



  2. 2

    GEORGE LUCAS IS THE RICHEST DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OVERALL, STFU!! I'D THROW IN SPIELBERG WITH HIS CUT OF DREAMWORKS AS WELL.



  3. 3

    Re: xcalibur – I don't know he James Cameron is the greedy asshole who is re-releasing Titanic in 3D because he want even more money. He does have the top 2 movies sold of all time. Even though Lucas has all the sales from action figures and all the other random collectibles from Indiana Jones and Star Wars…. That's a toss up.

    But James Cameron can suck it. Greedy asshole.



  4. 4

    Smart Canadian business man, too bad he's an arrogant prick.



  5. 5

    Both Speiberg and Lucas are richer.



  6. 6

    Re: MrBlonde1990 – DUDE… GEORGE LUCAS OWNS ILM - INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC, THE TECH FORCE BEHIND AVATAR AND MAJORITY OF SPECIAL EFFECTS FILMS TODAY. THAT'S WHERE LUCAS IS MAKING MOST OF HIS MOOLA. SPIELBERG SPECIFICALLY USES ILM AS HIS TECH FORCE BEHIND ALL HIS FILMS. NO SECRET, LUCAS AND SPIELBERG HAVE BEEN BUDDIES FOR DECADES AND BEHIND THE INDIANA JONES SERIES. $$$



  7. 7

    Avatar was boring. A silly movie. Who gives a shit?



  8. 8

    sad cause he always puts out such shitty films



  9. 9

    and biggest asshole



  10. 10

    Good for him!! He is not only a great director but also a smart businessman.

    As for the people saying Lucas is richer, I think the article is saying that this is the highest a director has beem paid for ONE film…not their total net worth.

    And the ones who say he puts out horrible films…just look at the box office take…the dude is awesome.



  11. 11

    Do they give out 350 Million cheques? Don't they pay them their initial fee and then get cheques weekly/monthly/yearly as the money rolls in?

    On a side note I would imagine George Lucas is the "Richest Director of All Time" since he got ALL the money from the Star Wars merchandising. (part of a bad deal Fox made) I've never seen anyone walking around with an Avatar shirt on or a kid playing with an Avatar toy.



  12. 12

    we know…doesnt make him good director tho. he just knows how to package and sell culture back to the people who created it..



  13. 13

    NO HE'S NOT!

    He is and effing asswipe and jackass. His EGO is soooo big, it's a wonder he can even fit his head in a theater.

    Having a lot of money does not make him a good director either. It just makes him more dangerous and able to continue making more crappy self serving movies.

    First Bush enables the dumbing down of our country and now Cameron is an example of the dumbing down of 'Art' in this country. I guess TRASH is 'IN' now and it has many customers to serve.

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    That makes sense to me. Usually the biggest asses grab the most chips and stack them all around themselves. I've heard the egomaniacal stuff that he's uttered in old interviews. I guess everyone can change, but they need a reason to.



  15. 15

    seriously, does one person need THAT much money? the last living survivor of the Titanic died in poverty in a UK nursing home after being forced to sell what little Titanic memorabilia she had left to pay her medical bills - and the man who made millions exploiting this tragedy - did he help her out?



  16. 16

    With all that money he could afford a new nose.



  17. 17

    With all his money from his blue smurf movie Cameron has turned into a leftard environazi which makes him irrelevant in the bigger scheme of things.



  18. 18

    Re: SeedyPetee – DAMNNNN. I already knew he was an asshole by the way he treat his woman but i def know he just aint good. I didn't see wahts so great abot avatar from the trailor nor got why Titatnic was the best selling movie of all time. Avatar had an okay storyline, actually the storyline pissed me off. It was very cliche. It was very aparent what race the "blue monkeys" an actor said in the flim. But the world he created was pretty dope.

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    Re: hco323 – Cameron DID donate to a fund for her. Wiki, Millvina Dean, The Millvina fund, to see which celebs donated how much.

  20. pot says – reply to this


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    Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate! Haters gon' hate!

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    Haters gon' hate!