Fox’s Avatar: Special Edition will open in 175 IMAX theatres around the world this weekend.

The new version features nine minutes of previously unseen footage will open on August 27 in 125 IMAX theatres in North America and 50 overseas.

The original incarnation of James Cameron’s record breaking release finished earlier this year on $1.997bn worldwide, taking $749.7m in North America and $1.24bn overseas.