James Cameron

Can 'Avatar' Save Disney's Animal Kingdom?

Disney plans to open an entire land themed to "Avatar" at its Animal Kingdom park by early 2017, which should help the park shake its reputation of having too little to offer.

What to Watch This Week: Race Cars, Used Cars, 3-D and Retail

Here are some of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street: Consumer electronics retailer Conn's reports; Titanic returns in 3-D; motorsports promoter International Speedway will see profits stall, and used-car seller CarMax checks under the hood.

What to Make of 'Modern Warfare 3's' Record Sales

At a time when the music industry is Auto-Tuning its own eulogy and Hollywood has all but given up on DVDs, 1.5 million people lined up at midnight events to score copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, proving that even in an era when more of us want our entertainment for free, some things are still considered worth their price.

Cameron: Amazon Dam Dispute a Real-Life Avatar

Director James Cameron said that a real-life "Avatar" battle is playing out in Brazil's Amazon rain forest, where indigenous groups are trying to halt the construction of a huge hydroelectric project. Cameron said he was in Brazil's capital to support protesters against the dam.

Author of Controversial Book Unmasked

Macmillan subsidiary Henry Holt has halted production of Charles Pellegrino's book Last Train to Hiroshima amid allegations not only that the author had a lying source, but that the author had falsely characterized himself as having a Ph.D. What will the developments do to sales?

"Avatar" Becomes Top Box-Office Film of All Time

"Avatar" is only $50 shy of passing "Titanic" as the largest global box office film in history -- just short of the ship disaster's $1.843 billion mark. The ticket taking "Avatar" all the way to the top spot has already been sold.

Hooray for Hollywood and
the U.S.?

Observers are bracing for the revenue avalanche that 'Avatar' will generate in its third weekend onscreen -- even as they debate the movie's effect on their industry, and what if anything it may augur for the national economy and employment rates.