Avatar sinks Titanic’s records

Avatar has broken the international box office record of Titanic and is set to go much further.

Cameron’s unstoppable Avatar  hit $1.29 billion at the international box office, Fox said today, passing Cameron’s Titanic mark of $1.24 billion to set the new record. By Monday, the studio estimates, Avatar will top Titanic‘s worldwide gross of $1.85 billion to become Earth’s biggest moneymaker of all time.

And, no, the film is not stopping there.

Within a week to a week and a half, Fox guesstimated, the 3D- and IMAX-powered Avatar should swipe Titanic‘s last remaining major record: all-time domestic champ.

Avatar, which grossed $36 million domestically Friday-Sunday, and, oh, by the way, led the box office for a sixth straight weekend, is now at $552.8 million on that ledger. On Saturday, it blew past The Dark Knight for second place on the domestic list. Titanic‘s once-believed unbeatable $600.8 million will be the next to go.

Read more on eonline

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~ by tallhorsewines on January 26, 2010.

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