Skip to comments."Avatar" passes $1 billion at world box office
Posted on 01/03/2010 3:26:36 PM PST by notes2005
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) "Avatar" sped past the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office after three weekends in release, making it the fourth-biggest movie of all time, according to data released on Sunday.
James Cameron's 3-D sci-fi epic earned $1.02 billion, powered by sales of $202 million during the New Year holiday weekend, distributor 20th Century Fox said.
The only movies ahead of it are Cameron's "Titanic" ($1.8 billion), "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" ($1.12 billion), and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" ($1.07 billion).
North American moviegoers chipped in $68.3 million, setting a record for a film in its third weekend. 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.
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Visually stunning it was, and so too lousy with hoary left-wing, anti-American, anti-Republican cliches.
“James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi epic earned $1.02 billion.”
Can he make a 3-D movie that will pay off our national debt too? ;-)
Won’t get a penny of my money.
Too bad. This has been a banner year for Hollywood, which I’m afraid means that they will encouraged to make even more cr*ppy movies.
Boy that's for sure. So, 150 years in the future, and people still referencing GW?
I passed on Avatar and went to see Sherlock Holmes because my daughter was praising Avatar and it’s left wing lean. She said she wanted to live in a tree! (LOL - yeah...with her closet full of shoes) Sherlock Holmes was very fun. Loved it! Despite Robert Downey Jr’s dubious past - he is quite the actor and really plays the role well! Looking forward to a sequel.
Obviously the world population has too much time on their hands to see this Hollywood crapola.
I have taken Cameron’s message from this movie to heart and have decided to punish all those greedy corporations and bankers by not spending any money on this movie they made called Avatar (or as SP put it, Dances with Smurfs in Space).
Oh yeah . . . and does anybody know what the number one movie based on number of tickets sold is?
Bush bashing in 2140? For crying out loud!!
Saw Sherlock Holmes last night. Pretty good pic, as I’m quite the Baker Street fan.
The numbers don’t make sense. $68 million in North America should be at leastt 50% ot the total.
Finally saw Avatar last night on IMAX. Midnight show sold out (Manhattan). Visually breathtaking. The bias (worse than I thought) drove me nuts, of course. So I join the loved-it-but-hated-it crowd.
This is *not* a good movie to be playing overseas. It plays into so many stereotypes about the USA.
I told a friend that watching Avatar is like watching 3 hours of the BBC’s Planet Earth. That same mesmerizing feeling.
Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 had sales of $310 million in North America and the UK alone in just 24 hours.
After just 5 days, the game had racked up sales of a staggering $550 million in the US and the UK alone.
Meanwhile, the Avatar video game bombed.
This has been a long weekend of movies for me, and I NEED to see a really GOOD one. Actually, I did see one: the new Disney Princess movie. The Princess and the Frog. For once, Disney’s princess has a dream that she knows takes years of hard work to achieve. She is not after only finding her prince. She happens to fall in love, but it’s not her only goal in life.
The animation was sensational and HAND DRAWN. The location is New Orleans, so the music was excellent. The characters were wonderful. The story was quite original. Conservatives, take your kids to this one without fear.
I felt that “Up in the Air” and “Sherlock Holmes” were serious meh. Even though the stars were some serious eye candy for us girls.
Sadly tonight Jim Cameron gets some bucks from us. I have teenage boys, sorry.
Did you bite your tongue to keep from booing during the scene where they talked about how they killed their mother (earth)...blah.
It’s kind of unfair comparing video game revenuews to movie revenues. Video games run for $50 a pop at least, while average movie ticket price is listed at $7.18. So it takes 49 million tickets for Avatar to make $352 million, while it only takes 11 million buys for Call of Duty to make $550 million.
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