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Avatar first film to Pass $700 Million in North America

March 2nd, 2010

Avatar grossed $14 million at the North American box office this past weekend. Avatar has now passed the $700 million mark at the domestic box office. That’s a first, though Avatar still trails a number of other movies in terms of ticket sales. Avatar’s total gross currently stands at $706.9 million. That’s $106 million more than the old record holder – Titanic – who stopped at $601 million domestic.

Overseas, Avatar remained at the top of the box-office charts for the 11th consecutive weekend, taking in $36.1 million at 6,535 screens in 70 territories. Its worldwide total is a staggering $2.550 billion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Avatar’s top market this weekend was Japan ($4 million), though France remains the top market overall, with a total of $169 million to date.

Next weekend, Avatar will likely suffer a significant box-office drop in North America and in most other top film markets, as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland will be replacing it at numerous IMAX and 3D theaters. However, Fox is reportedly planning to rerelease the film later this year.

Avatar tops Titanic domestic Box Office record

February 4th, 2010

So the day has finally arrived, Avatar passed Titanic at the North American Box Office all time list. This is a feat that was thought almost impossible just a few months ago, but Avatar ignores all the rules that normally apply at the Box Office.

Avatar still tops the daily and weekly Box Office as well, so the final tally for Avatar is still to be seen. Avatar just got 9 Oscar nominations, that should give Avatar another boost. If Avatar wins some Oscars (which it will), that will be another boost. Just the fact that it passed Titanic will be a boost in itself.

Conclusion -  Avatar still have a lot of earning power left. $700+ million at the North American Box Office wouldn’t surprise me.

1 Avatar $601,142,000 2009
2 Titanic $600,788,188 1997
3 The Dark Knight $533,345,358 2008
4 Star Wars $460,998,007 1977^
5 Shrek 2 $441,226,247 2004
6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial $435,110,554 1982^
7 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace $431,088,301 1999
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812 2006
9 Spider-Man $403,706,375 2002
10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870 2009

Avatar now the Biggest Movie Ever Worldwide

January 27th, 2010

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So, at last it’s official, Avatar is the top grossing movie of all time worldwide. Who would have thought that just a month and a half ago?

Yesterday a lot of news sources reported this but it’s not until today we have the official figures to back it up. As you can see in the table below Avatar now stands at $1.858.6 billion.

This comes after the sixth straight $100+ million weekends worldwide, and Avatar is showing almost no signs of slowing down anytime soon. 2$ billion worldwide is a lock, the real question is how far above $2 billion it will eventually land.

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1 Avatar $1,858.6
2 Titanic $1,843.2
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,119.1
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $1,066.2
5 The Dark Knight $1,001.9
6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $974.7
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End $961.0
8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $938.2
9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $934.0
10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $925.3

Avatar breaks Box Office records

January 3rd, 2010

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Avatar continues to rule Box Office both in North America and worldwide. Early reports indicate that Avatar will top the US Box Office for the third straight weekend making $68.3 million, a record for a film in its third weekend of release.

Avatar has now made $352.1 million in North America. If you add the rest of the world gross of 666.7 million $476 million (before new years weekend) you get a total of $828 $1.018 billion. If the rest of the world gross continues to be strong we should expect a total of around $590 million after the new years weekend, that means a total of $941 million worldwide.

Avatar is making a lot of money in other words, lets compare it to the current worldwide record holders at the moment:

1 Titanic $1,842.9
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,119.1
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $1,066.2
4 Avatar $1,018.8
5 The Dark Knight $1,001.9
6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $974.7
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End $961.0
8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $938.2
9 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $929.4
10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $925.3

Avatar is now at no. 4 should be no. 7 or 8 worldwide after the new years weekend, and Avatar has only been out for 17 days.

There is no question that Avatar will pass the $1 billion mark, only the fifth movie to do so in history. There is also by now little doubt that it will pass “Lord of the rings: Return of the King” that is currently at 2:nd place on the worldwide list. The only question really, is if Avatar could give another James Cameron movie a run for it’s money, Titanic.

James Cameron is soon to be the only director with two $1+ billion movies.

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Avatar crushed its rivals at the New Year holiday weekend box office in North America and was poised to challenge “The Dark Knight” as the second-biggest movie ever, according to data released on Sunday.

James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi epic earned $68.3 million in the three days beginning Friday, setting a record for a film in its third weekend of release, distributor 20th Century Fox said. The old mark of $45 million was set by “Spider-Man” in 2002.

After 17 days in cinemas across the United States and Canada, “Avatar” has earned $352.1 million, placing it at No. 15 among all movies in terms of ticket sales. Fox, a unit of News Corp, forecast the film would end up in the $500 million range.

Cameron’s 1997 drama “Titanic,” the biggest film of all time before accounting for inflation, earned $601 million, followed by 2008’s “The Dark Knight” with $533 million. “Star Wars” currently holds the No. 3 berth with $461 million.

“This is like a freight train out of control,” said Fox distribution executive Bert Livingston. “It just keeps on going.”

Even “Titanic” could be threatened. When ticket-price inflation is included, that film had earned $241 million after 17 days, according to tracking firm Box Office Mojo.

Ource: Reuters