Kerala film exhibitors say Avatar 2 will not be released in state

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Kochi: Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala on Tuesday said that it will not cooperate with the release of Avatar: The Way of Water due to disagreement with the profit sharing clause in the agreement with the filmmakers.

FEUOK said the film, scheduled for release on December 17, will not be screened in the 400 theatres under the organisation.

According to the office bearers, the Avatar owners sought 60 per cent of the income, unlike the precedent of 50 to 55 per cent. Besides, they were unaware of the change till they received the contract.

The James Cameron movie, produced by Jon Landau, has a budget of $25 crores. The film is distributed by 20th Century Studios.

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