FROM MTV.COM: At long last, after more than a decade of vague comments and rumors, tantalizing glimpses and big talk, James Cameron's sci-fi epic "Avatar" is finally arriving in theaters Thursday (December 17) at midnight. The crowds will gather, the tickets will be sold and the movie will finally be considered in the highest court: public opinion. Is it a game-changer for Hollywood? Will it break records, à la Cameron's "Titanic," a 1997 release that still sits atop the list of highest-grossing domestic releases of all time? The opening weekend is only the first step, but it's a vital one in answering these questions.
"The holy grail of 3-D has finally arrived," said Jeff Bock, box-office analyst for Exhibitor Relations. "This is why all these 3-D venues were built: for 'Avatar.' This is the one. The behemoth."
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