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Pop Quiz: The Original Avatar (2009)

Avatar (2009) was an enormously successful film. It set box office records, and created a resurgence of 3D movies.

Avatar 2009
20th Century Studios

Have you seen the original Avatar? If so, take this quiz and test your movie knowledge. (Answers are below, but no peeking!)

1. Who directed the original Avatar?

  1. Stephen Spielberg

  2. Alfred Hitchcock

  3. Michael Bay

  4. James Cameron

2. How many Academy Awards did Avatar win?

  1. 3

  2. 9

  3. 12

  4. None

3. What is the worldwide box office gross for this film?

  1. Approx. $900 Million

  2. Approx. $1 Billion

  3. Approx. $3 Billion

  4. Approx. $5 Billion

4. The director of this film is credited with advancing visual effects. What is one of

these effects?

  1. Split Screen Technology

  2. Tracking Shots

  3. Motion Capture Animation

  4. Closed Captioning

5. What does the word “skxawng” mean in the Na’vi language?

  1. Hero

  2. Moron

  3. Troll

  4. Smarty Pants

The Jewel Theatre is thrilled to have showtimes for Avatar: The Way of Water for film lovers on the global opening day of December 16th. Get your tickets online to guarantee your seat, and plan on getting here at least 30 minutes early to beat the lines, and to enjoy our excellent snacks and drinks.


  1. D - James Cameron directed, and wrote the screenplay.

  2. A - Avatar was nominated for nine Oscars, but won only three (Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects).

  3. C - Gross worldwide ticket sales were estimated to be $2,922,917,914, according to IMDb.

  4. C - James Cameron reportedly delayed production on Avatar until the technology for Motion Capture Animation was ready.

  5. B - The Na’vi language was developed by Paul Frommer, a USC professor with a doctorate in linguistics. Skxawng means “moron”.

See you at the movies!


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