Updated 06:56 AM EDT, Sat, Oct 23, 2021

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' vs. 'Avatar 2': Which Box Office Hit will Triumph on December 2017

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Both of them are still a long way from being released in theaters, but that did not stop some from pitting two of the biggest and most watched epic movie franchises of all time against each other.

About a month ago, a report from Cinema Blend noted how "Star Wars Episode: The Force Awakens" may actually pass James Cameron's epic film "Avatar" as the all-time box office champion.

Citing Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, the outlet listed down reasons why this could be possible, including the fact that the Disney-acquired franchise had a head-start in ticket sales.

According to Dergarabedian, "The Force Awakens" had an "incredible box office trajectory" backed by positive response from fans that it might enter the $2 billion benchmark.

This prediction was proven true after it was reported that the Disney flick has finally taken over as the top grossing film in the U.S. as of numbers recorded until the first week of January 2016, per Forbes

Because of this, many may be led to believe that the next Star Wars film will beat "Avatar 2."

Unfortunately for Disney, that may not be the case, considering how James Cameron is taking his time to carefully put the pieces together for the highly-anticipated film sequel, which makes it all the more exciting to watch out for.

"It's a room...which is covered floor to ceiling with images, characters, worlds, settings. It's the most amazing, breathtaking thing you've ever seen. His challenge is to put all of that in a movie," 20th Century Fox chairman-CEO Jim Gianopulos described to Variety how the critically-acclaimed director works.

Plus, there is the fact that some fans were disappointed at how "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was presented.

Given that the film was made as an introduction to a whole new trilogy, fans of the intergalactic saga have yet to warm up to Disney's version.

Indeed, the "Star Wars" film has several crowds of followers from different generations, thanks to decades-worth of movies, but "Avatar" presents a whole new world with an entirely new technology -- not to mention better CGIs.

Technical matters aside, "Avatar" has also proven that its helmer has a "singular gift for imaginative, absorbing filmmaking," earning it an 83 percent "fresh" rating in Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer.

It is also a kind of movie that entertains, amazes and educates the audience all at the same time, whereas "Star Wars" only presents plenty of action, and a very small amount of education.

What do you think? Sound off your thoughts in the comments section below.

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