‘Avatar’ Continues to Break Box-Office Records

The film became the fastest film to earn $500 million over the holiday weekend.
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‘Avatar’ Continues to Break Box-Office Records

Avatar continues to break box-office records
Avatar continues to break box-office records
James Cameron's box office juggernaut Avatar is still showing no signs of slowing down after five weeks of release. According to the new updated box office figures from Box Office Mojo, Avatar's cumulative domestic haul now stands at just over $505 million, making it the fastest film to reach the $500 million domestic landmark.

The film reached the impressive tally in an equally-impressive 32 days, shattering the 45-day mark set by The Dark Knight in the summer of 2008. Avatar's Friday-Sunday tally of $41.3 million set a record for the highest fifth-weekend gross and the film's estimated $54.6 million gross over the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend broke the MLK Weekend record, previously held by Cloverfield, which grossed $46.1 million over the four-day frame.

Avatar's worldwide gross now stands at $1.64 billion, and it seems likely by the weekend that the film will likely pass The Dark Knight's $533.3 million to be the second-highest grossing film of all time domestically, behind Cameron's Titanic at $600.8 million. It seems Avatar will eclipse those records, along with Titanic's worldwide record of $1.84 billion.

We'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we hear about any of these box office records falling so stay tuned.

Avatar was released December 18th, 2009.

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  • slysnide • 5 years ago

    This is so bizarre. The effects weren't that great or unique in comparison to other scifi juggernauts like the Star Wars Prequels which created equally impressive worlds in the digital realm and had actual new stories to tell, while this is piggybacking on such films & concepts as Dances With Wolves, Pocahontas and even similar concepts to Last Samurai in the quest of the main character to sway or convert natives and/or elder cultures to a foreigner's world/bidding.

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    • spynet315 • 5 years ago

      I hope that Cameron does sequels... because if he doesn't, you know the studio will try to do it on their own.

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      • sebastiankillz • 5 years ago

        I saw the movie again over the weekend and it was still great!!! ;D It was still new to me and I can't get enough of its mezmerising beauty it captures in the movie!!! Good job Cameron!!! I hope Avatar 2 will be a great film if you he chooses to make it!!!

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        • draktyr • 5 years ago

          Great news! About time that SOMETHING is threatening to dethrone the Big Boat Movie! Congrats James!

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          • vendetta28 • 5 years ago

            I'm not surprised.I've seen this movie three time's and each time the place was packed.And I have to agree with morsorwvlad.Cameron would be a complete idiot if he does not follow up with Avatar 2

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            • mosorwvlad • 5 years ago

              If Cameron doesn't make Avatar 2 he's an idiot !

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              • narzion • 5 years ago

                avatar 2 -$2.53 billion-if you do not believe, just remember: it's james cameron

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                • illuminati • 5 years ago

                  they need to stop updating this with minor benchmarks. Give us update ONLY when it passes the movies further up on the list. Till then no one cares!

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                  • goliath • 5 years ago

                    Atta boy James! That's pretty dang impressive! Glad I could contribute to the success of the film with my own small 12$ contribution at the local IMAX:)

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                    • johnnyblaze09 • 5 years ago

                      This money would bring James to other worlds not yet explored, and make a comment about it then shared it to us. And half of it, he invest it back to Pandora.

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                      • spynet315 • 5 years ago

                        It's official... James Cameron sold his soul to the devil. That's the only explanation for his massive success.

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                        • buriblazing • 5 years ago

                          wow!

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                          • erick10 • 5 years ago

                            how about if all that money goes to the victims in Haiti?? yea right...

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                            • warhawk613 • 5 years ago

                              DAMN $1.64 billion NICE

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                              • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                                This movie seems unstoppable.

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                                • narzion • 5 years ago

                                  $1.64 billion-james cameron is inglorious bastard of moviemaking

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                                  • jimmy440 • 5 years ago

                                    Wow in about a month or so, it'll have passed Titanic's records... Very very impressive.

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                                    • brady1138 • 5 years ago

                                      sweet!! they've got enough to make Avatar 2 right there!!

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                                      • thedarkknight23 • 5 years ago

                                        huh they should do something smart with that money

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                                        • brian • 5 years ago

                                          I care! And so does everyone commenting or even look at this thread! Even the haters!

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