One of the most expensive movies of all time is now officially one of the most successful at the box office as the science fiction epic grossed more than US$1 billion (AU$ 1.1 billion) worldwide.
“Avatar” has been strongest overseas, where it grossed US$133.5 million in 110 markets this weekend, bringing its total to US$670.2 million. It is already the fourth-highest grossing movie internationally and soon is expected to become the second, surpassing the US$752 million collected by “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
Its only real competition in raking in more money than any film ever is Director James Cameron‘s last film, “Titanic,” which grossed US$1.8 billion in 1997 and 1998. To beat that mark, “Avatar,” which is currently at US$1.03 billion, would have to keep generating big returns well into February or March.
Credits: International Business Times