‘Avatar’ Passes $600M, ‘Titanic’ U.S. Record

‘Avatar’ Passes $600M, ‘Titanic’ U.S. Record

Avatar beats Titanic U.S. Record and WORLDWIDE Record.

News: February 3rd, 2010

Yesterday in a post about Rupert Murdoch “pushing for” an Avatar 2, I mentioned James Cameron’s original 3D epic was just shy of topping Titanic at the domestic box office.

It’s official now. The numbers are in and with a $2.7 million Tuesday, Avatar became the undisputed highest-grossing film of all-time in just 47 days, both in the domestic and worldwide rankings. At $601.1 million and counting, the 9-time Oscar nominee topped reigning U.S. champ since 1998, Cameron’s own Titanic.

Of course these numbers aren’t adjusted for inflation and don’t take into account the changing state of the movie business, but it’s difficult to argue with over $2 billion in global sales, no matter how big a Gone with the Wind fan you are.

“Gone with the Wind didn’t have to compete with television. Star Wars didn’t have to compete with DVDs. Titanic didn’t have to compete with Blu-rays and satellite. So I think every film has to compete on its own merits,” Cameron’s producing partner Jon Landau told USA Today when asked about the inflation argument.

The only questions now are how high can Avatar climb and how long will theaters continue to carry it? It doesn’t seem to have any 3D competition until Disney’s early March opening of Alice in Wonderland, but it should continue to get a boost from those waiting to see if the Academy adores it as much as average audiences.
Posted By:
Member Since 12/4/2008
Filed Under "Other" 2/3/2010 Source: News in Film
DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Aiiwolf - 2/3/2010, 9:52 PM
I'd like to add, Gone with the Wind, Star Wars, or even Titanic have to compete with PIRACY. Because, its mor common now, and easier to do usuing bit torrent than back than.
luffycapri - 2/3/2010, 10:24 PM
i posted this already and it got deleted lol
CRITIC17 - 2/4/2010, 4:37 AM
Bow to the King... Avatar!!!!
DDD - 2/4/2010, 6:04 AM
Geez! Enough with Avatard!

My face is startin' to turn blue! lol
Talontd - 2/4/2010, 11:26 AM
Geez, even LEEE777 is getting tired of commenting on these, lol.
Aiiwolf - 3/18/2010, 6:07 AM
Peter Jackson's Hobbit 1 or Hobbit 2? 3D right? ohh yeah...I predict that...if not nolans final Batman movie to finish is trilogy. Im hoping something that everyone will respect and look forward to seeing over and over and appreciating.

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.