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'Avatar' Sinks 'Titanic' Box Office Record

'Avatar' Sinks 'Titanic' Box Office Record

James Cameron‘s Avatar has surpassed Titanic at the box office!

The film has made more than $1.8 billion worldwide, besting Titanic‘s record from 1997, CBS reports.

However, Avatar is still far from the inflation-adjusted record set by Gone with the Wind in 1939 – in today’s money, it took in the equivalent of about $6 billion.

“[James] has so much respect for the audience and the individual theater-goer, he wanted to give them the story he dreamed of seeing when he was 14,” Avatar star Sigourney Weaver told CBS.

DO YOU THINK Avatar could take in $6 billion at the box office and overtake Gone with the Wind?

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# 1

nope lol

# 2

i don’t know if avatar will take in 6 billion. it could be possible if you factor in dvd/blue ray sales.

# 3
whydowecare @ 01/26/2010 at 6:09 pm

avatar is fantastic…the art direction is out of this world

# 4

Avatar is the most overated film in years. Might look good but it is very predictable and just a bit boring. Very average film.

# 5

It has done exceptionally well, so it is no surprise it has gained that much money. However, Gone With The Wind is a classic movie that will keep gaining money for years to come. Avatar will never be considered a “classic.” I doubt it will beat GWTW!

# 6

@Tony: I agree with you, boring and very very predictable.

# 7

good for him and those things are ugly

# 8

ew…………….

# 9

I haven’t see the movie and i don’t wanna see those blue things running around BUT i love how james cameron decide it was time for a movie to do better than titanic and did avatar… james owns the box office

ck_always @ 01/26/2010 at 6:30 pm

@Tony: 98% of every film created is predictable. As a human being you try to predict every movie you watch, some people guess correctly by luck, others don’t. What a boring flawed statement. Don’t over exaggerate too hard, everyone and their babysitter’s dog knows there have been far worse films over the last few years.

Of course this movie will break 6 billion dollars, people are so blinded by old facts, they never take in to count ..other facts from the same days. Do people even realize how long Gone With The Wind was in theaters back in 1939 versus movies today? There wasn’t a new blockbuster multimillion dollar movie released every weekend either. When you wanted to go to the movies, your options were very limited ..if that. Tickets don’t cost what they did back then, but surprise of the century ..neither does the creation of a movie! I find it hysterical that society is desperately clinging to whatever skewed false hopes they can find just to latch on to a meaningless ‘title’ and feel somewhat important. What is wrong with society today?

Ms Anonymous @ 01/26/2010 at 6:30 pm

Well damn. :/

@Tony:

Totally argeed.

The most overated film indeed.

Are you KIDDING me? How on earth should an inflation be counted? That is NUTS, Avatar has passed Titanic’s record for world wide, and will clearly do the same with domestic. GWTW’s record should not be counted for inflation, thats not how it works, stupid!

And i hated Avatar, but its success is a fact!

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l @ 01/26/2010 at 6:39 pm

@Ms Anonymous: ..shut up stupid. that’s all you can spit out. ahahahahahaha..
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..i’m saddened. i wish it was the dark knight. i’m not geeked about seeing a movie like this as #1. at best it was an average film with uber spectacular special effects. take those special effects away and you have a decent / good movie. oh well.. cameron still reigns supreme.
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..it’s the most overrated film in movie history.

@ck_always: yeah every film created is predictable, but we are talking about a movie that made $1.8 bllion at the box office.

no! boring “pocahontas ” remake ,in 10 years when graphics will be much better ,nobody would care about avatar and its horrible script

Avatar is a ripoff of Star Trek and has a more than unoriginal plotline. The only thing amazing about this movie is the animation. It doesnt deserve all the success its getting. It sucks how a movie like this is the one to finally break Titanic’s box office record that hasnt been broken for more than a decade. What a shame. And for the record, those things are really ugly. I dont know how people can stand watching them for three hours.

Well I’ve not seen it yet, no plans to either. Then again there haven’t been any films the last few years I’ve actually bothered to go to the cinema for.

I thought the film was average in storyline and in acting. it was the special effects that made this movie a hit.

Pocahontas @ 01/26/2010 at 7:13 pm

I haven’t seen the movie but the best thing in it seems to be the animation….and someone told me it was like a Pocahontas remake..I might like it but it’s true that it’s kinda a shame that this is the movie which broke Titanic’s record that hasn’t been broken for over a decade even with gigantic super amazing movies (Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, The dark Knight, etc) and besides, by the same director. I don’t know….it’s weird… I have to see it but I doubt it really is that amazing beside the special effect. Well, its success says it all though!

blah blah blah @ 01/26/2010 at 7:15 pm

oh shut up you whores avatar was a good movie but i think it should have gone to the dark knight stop hating on the movie it is not like you idiots can do something like what James camron you pathetic morons.

avatar was good, dont get me wrong, but titanic was much better….

But let’s put this into perspective. Avatar tickets are $15.00 plus. Titanic tickets were a bit more than half the price a decade ago.

Box office ranking must to be adjusted for Inflation.

Avatar isn’t even in the top 20.

BOTTONM LINE @ 01/26/2010 at 7:55 pm

Avatar is simply” Dances With Wolves” with blue people.

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