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Avatar Surpasses Titanic as the Highest Grossing Film of All Time Worldwide 2010-01-25 15:45:55

It's Official: Avatar Beats Titanic as the No. 1 Grossing Movie

Break out the bubbly, James Cameron! For those of you who saw Avatar a second (and third) time in theaters, your fandom has taken the film all the way to the bank. Following its sixth consecutive week as No. 1 at the box office, Avatar has surpassed Titanic as the highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

The sci-fi phenomenon broke foreign records on Saturday but was still shy of Titanic's global earnings of $1.242 billion. That is, until this morning. The latest tally is $1.292 billion, outdoing its predecessor (so much for our heated "which is better" debate). It seemed only a matter of time before Avatar came out on top, and the film will only continue to rake in money as hype — and awards season — rages on. I know many of you haven't agreed with the film's trophies, but there's no denying that people love this movie.

Now, the only question is — when's the sequel?

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maxi-dress-girl maxi-dress-girl 7 years
this film is awesome!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
They should really go by the number of ticket sales not how much it has earned, ticket prices now are double what they were in the 90s. If they did so far avatar is number 26.
a-million-suns a-million-suns 7 years
Titanic was never the highest grossing film of all time. Gone with the Wind was. Why do people never adjust for inflation? GAH!
caty1221 caty1221 7 years
okay but the average price of a movie ticket in 1997 was $4.50. It's almost $10 more to see Avatar now in 3D and seeing it in Imax costs almost $14 more. Seeing it regular is almost $6. if they adjusted titanic's earnings for inflation now it'd be a better comparison. I'm not knocking Avatar for it's achievement I'm just saying that it isn't a fair comparison.
Lyv Lyv 7 years
Does James Cameron pay people to go watch his movies or something ? It just doesn't make much sense for either of those to be at the top TWO highest grossing movies of ALL TIME. I can picture Avatar being in the top 10... it was okay. But Titanic? Beyond lame! :?
dana-stewart dana-stewart 7 years
Let's wait until the "Oscar" and see if Avatar beats the "Titanic" by nomenees
caty1221 caty1221 7 years
I agree with everyone who is saying that this "record" should account for inflation and the fact that Avatar 3D cost me and my boyfriend $28 to see. Compared to what ticket prices were in the 90's to see a movie and what it costs now. Either way I liked Avatar but I won't pay another $14 to see it again.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
What are you guys talking about? I totally saw Titanic in 3D. Haha, just kidding. I love Avatar though :)
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