James Cameron’s latest blockbuster Avatar was always going to be a box office success. However, the extent to which its zipping up through the all-time records is striking.
According to a report at Sci-Fi Wire, Avatar’s domestic total is now $352.1 million, with a box-office haul worldwide of more than $1 billion. Only four other movies have achieved this feat: Titanic, the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight only crept up past the billion-dollar mark towards the very end of its run. Avatar still has significant time at the box office to bring in more money.
Adjusted for inflation, Titanic took $241 million in 17 days. Avatar has taken Â£352.1 million. Could an out-and-out sci-fi movie take the coveted highest grossing movie of all time berth? Time will tell, but the signs are good.