Avatar creeps towards Titanic haul


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 £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.

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