When did Avatar come out?

Avatar is a science fiction film directed by James Cameron, which tells the story of a paraplegic marine who is sent to the planet Pandora on a mission and ends up falling in love with one of its inhabitants, a Na’vi alien. The film was released on December 18, 2009, and quickly became a global phenomenon, breaking box office records and grossing over $2.7 billion worldwide. The film’s success can be attributed to its groundbreaking visual effects, immersive 3D experience, and engaging storyline. Avatar was also praised for its environmental message and its use of cutting-edge technology to bring its fictional world to life. In the years since its release, the film has spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs, which are currently in various stages of production.