According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Cameron's Avatar is now number 3 on the list of all-time worldwide box office hits.

The Fox-distributed film just beat Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made $1.07 billion worldwide in 2006. It is now aiming for the second-top grosser, New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King which grabbed $1.12 billion worldwide in 2003.

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At present Avatar has made $1.1 billion through Tuesday. That includes $367.5 million domestically and $731.2 million overseas.

Titanic, directed by Cameron and distributed domestically by Paramount and internationally by Fox, is the number one film with $1.84 billion.