‘Avatar’ Secures the 2nd Highest Worldwide Gross of All Time!

The film surpassed ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’.
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‘Avatar’ Secures the 2nd Highest Worldwide Gross of All Time!

Avatar is #2! Just last night we reported that James Cameron's Avatar and it jumped up a spot literally overnight. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Avatar overtook The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King for the second-highest worldwide gross of all time.

The film passed the $1.12 billion mark held by The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King according to early Wednesday box office numbers. Avatar's worldwide haul now stands at $1.14 billion, with $374.4 million in domestic grosses and $760.8 million from international markets.

The only film left to beat is Cameron's 1997 epic Titanic and its worldwide tally of $1.84 billion.

Avatar was released December 18th, 2009.

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  • asif • 5 years ago

    Great.

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    • johnnyblaze09 • 5 years ago

      To -comrade- a clarification about the 'remake', I meant Titanic was actually not the first Titanic movie, there's some old Titanic movies way back years. I should have used the word 'depict'. I don't wanna destroy anything here, an apology if so.

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      • narzion • 5 years ago

        $1.14 billion- no comment

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        • narrator • 5 years ago

          And speaking of fx, anyone else looking forward to Tintin? I mean Speilberg (hopefully his better side) and Jackson working together with Avatars technology? Sounds like a winner to me.

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          • narrator • 5 years ago

            Lol. Agreed Comrade. I gave it a 4.3 IMO.

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            • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

              As for the "best movie ever claims", people who don't actually think about movies always get swept up in the moment. It takes discerning fans to approach a fim rationally, and sometimes those are the only people actually looking closely at all. Most people don't even know if movies have bad plots, poor acting, or whatehaveyou, they just know how they felt in terms of "It's awesome!" or, "It sucks!"

              That said, 3.5/5 is the lowest rating I would give Avatar, and I think it definitely deserves an arguable 4/5.

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              • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                Titanic wasn't a remake.

                Does anyone else think Johnnyblaze is utterly incoherent?

                Gollum was fawesome when he was created, but I watched TTT the other day... that's really awful animation by standards of less than a decade later.

                That makes you Avian, just you. He, and users like him were destroying what little credibility this site had.

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                • johnnyblaze09 • 5 years ago

                  Avatar is not even a pre- or se- quel movie like almost all other movies it replaced now! Not even a remake like Titanic! With scary blue faces on publicities! Predictable/poor story line as said! Then at one shot it tops, wow! I mean, isn't it Avatar is just a dreamy movie about the story of a jar-head, ex-marine, crippled Jake Sully who's turned to be in love in fairy tales, the New World, the alien, with his new hybrid body? Yeah, but Pandora is lovely and amazing! On big 3D screens, especially! And it keeps me floating. : ) PS: Production said to be started 2007. If true. So. This is not a decade movie. Besides I saw some Cameron works after Titanic. It shows he's busy with something else while waiting the computer world to expose Gollum of L O T R : T T T (2002). Just sharing...

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                  • avian005 • 5 years ago

                    Great news for Avatar, but I still think LOTR beats it.

                    Dammit, I miss Newkill...

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                    • justinishulk • 5 years ago

                      All i say is...........................................................WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

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                      • narrator • 5 years ago

                        Too true Mante. The story was better than you give credit but you have the main point.

                        And too MESSENGER, my neighbors said that, my brother said that (how are we related?), my friends said that, this one tv spot said it if I recall right, and several dedicated slightly moronic fans on this very site said it. Its a good movie bust best ever as you said is truly a huge claim.

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                        • btimms315 • 5 years ago

                          thats awesome news!

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                          • mante • 5 years ago

                            Will it beat Titanic....probably....is the film that good....well numbers don't lie....but then again it is just word of mouth that is the only reason...as someone else has already stated.

                            Cmon I seen it...no different than any other movie...I actually thought Star Trek and the Dark Knight was better....but if I told you I am working on nothing but one project for the next 10 years and when ever anybody asked me what I was working on and I say....the same project year after year after year......then the buzz is out there....kinda like Dr. Dre...he puts out a CD once every 8 to 10 years....and even if it sucks...because it is Dr. Dre and he has a reputation for perfection...like Cameron does....then the buzz alone will make it sell...I mean Phantom menace is on that list of top movies of all time....yeah a Star Wars Movie after 20 freakin years...of course the buzz is going to generate profit and we all know the Phatom Menace sucked.....so great marketing campain...but is the story any different from the british taking over the land of the Idiginous American Indian?!?!?

                            Any ways....congrats to hollywood and Cameron......but to me....its just another Movie

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                            • johnnyblaze09 • 5 years ago

                              Outstanding! "Only an Iron can beat up Jim" or "Only a Cameron can beat up the Cameron" and now this could possibly be true! (Titanic is unsinkable, not even god can sink this ship, as I recall) I always said these phrases because of how many movies after Titanic whenever they were shown or whatever they were/are like not one gained this high, and at this short time! Avatar may not be the best in the US however at the other part of the world loves and likes Cameron! So, that's it! He proved really that he is the "king of the world". And I commented; Wow, so amazing! They should see thy faces! Well, good job Sir Jim! Can't wait your Battle Angel! Doesn't I have a Merry Christmas there? ; )

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                              • messenger • 5 years ago

                                Who has been saying he is the best director and best film ever? That is a big statement.

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                                • narrator • 5 years ago

                                  Wow. This is sad..I didn't think I'd see the day until this movie came out. I am glad for Avatar but all this talk of how he's the best director and this is the greatest movie ever is getting quite irking. This was a great fun filled movie. Best of the year? Maybe... to some. Best movie ever? No.

                                  This has a shot of beating Titanic. I doubt it but it has a shot.

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                                  • messenger • 5 years ago

                                    Titanic made 600 mill domestically. It can reach that #.

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                                    • the-fallen • 5 years ago

                                      iron man 2 get beat by avatar. It Beat the dark knight. Sad to say since i loved Dark knight

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                                      • the-fallen • 5 years ago

                                        700 an something million to catch up to titanic. Hmmmmm thats a tough 1 lol

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                                        • indianajones • 5 years ago

                                          That was faster than expected.

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