Originally Posted by Mrs Vimes
Like, I have a bunch of female friends who normally woudn't go near anything remotely fantastical or sci-fi, who all went to see Avatar in droves. Why? I couldn't really get any reasonable explanation other than that they just wanted to see it.
Avatar was huge because of the reintroduction of 3d.
That plus "from the director of Titantic".
What about Avengers?
I would think that it has to do with the nerd-driven hype spreading to casuals.