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'Avatar' sequel unveils China release date

Updated: Nov 24, 2022 Xinhua Print
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BEIJING -- Avatar: The Way of Water, the much-anticipated sequel to the 2009 American sci-fi hit Avatar, is set to hit Chinese theaters on Dec 16 this year.

The news, which broke Wednesday through the official Weibo account of the film production company, 20th Century Studios, plus an announcement by Disney in Shanghai, soon made headlines on Chinese social media platforms.

In China, Avatar was released in January 2010 and re-released in March 2021, generating a total box office revenue of 1.7 billion yuan (about $238.49 million), according to film data platform Maoyan.

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