Monday, January 4, 2010
"Uhh...our movie has made how much again?"
It looks like James Cameron will likely end up holding the top two spots on the highest grossing films of all time list. The #1 spot is currently held by his "little" film "Titanic", which ended making $1.8 billion dollars by the end of it's run. As of this weekend (only 21 days since its release), "Avatar" has made $1.02 billion dollars.
Twentieth Century Fox's "Avatar" reached a worldwide cume of $1.02 billion through Sunday, leading the most lucrative Christmas season in history.
Over New Year's weekend, "Avatar" grossed an estimated $68.3 million from 3,461 runs at the domestic B.O. -- the best number ever for a film in its third weekend -- for a cume of $352.1 million in its 17th day in release.
Overseas, the 3D sci-fi fantasy added $133.5 million for a foreign cume of $670.2 million in 21 days in release.
Of "Avatar's" global total, $66.4 million has come from Imax theaters, a record for the large-format exhibit.
"Avatar" becomes the fourth highest grosser ever, behind James Cameron's "Titanic" ($1.8 billion), "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" ($1.12 billion) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" ($1.07 billion). "Avatar" should soon eclipse the latter two pics.
It's going to be very interesting to see just how much "Avatar" ends up making, when all is said and done.
I would just like to have the interest payments from the film's gross.
I think I could live on that for a while...