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The best films shot in New Zealand

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 22: Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington

'Avatar' (2009)

Director: James Cameron
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver

Set in the mid-22nd century, the film is about humans colonizing a giant planet called Pandora to obtain its highly valuable mineral unobtanium. It became the highest-grossing film of all time and the first to gross more than $2 billion worldwide. It received nine Oscar nominations, winning three.

Weta Digital, a Wellington, NZ-based Academy Award winning visual effects company, produced the film’s computer-generated scenes, while some of the movie’s live elements were filmed in Wellington.

All figures in USD.

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