Too Popular 'Avatar' Pulled From Chinese Cinemas

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James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster 'Avatar' has proved wildly popular with Chinese cinemagoers. In just two weeks, it raked in $76 million in ticket sales, making it the most successful movie ever shown in the country. It appears the film will have a severely limited engagement, though. Chinese censors have slashed the number of theaters showing the film, reportedly over fears that its message could cause social unrest.

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China has become an Orwellian state, actually very... by Mac McKinney on Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 at 10:35:41 PM
yes. It raises an interesting issue. When a movie ... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:35:27 AM
hard enough bargin with the street-vendor. You sho... by Stanimal on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 5:42:50 PM