James Cameron’s Avatar is the Highest Grossing Film of All Time

January 24, 2010

It is good to be James Cameron right about now. You can just call Cameron the king of the freakin’ world. Cameron’s Avatar has officially beaten out his Titanic’s box office record internationally. Check out the weekend box office reports here.

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Big fat congratulations to James Cameron. You know you are good when you kick your own butt. According to Fox today, Cameron’s Avatar hit $1.29 billion at the international box office which has taken over Cameron’s Titanic’s previous record of $1.24 billion. How’s that for a royal butt kicking? For James Cameron I am sure it is music to his ears and not too shabby for his bank account either. Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time.

Not only that but Avatar is going to be busting even more records, including a worldwide gross of $1.848 billion by Monday, making it the biggest earner of all time domestically. And to lead the box office for a SIXTH straight weekend isn’t too shabby either. Take that, “The Dark Knight”!

This weekend was a slower weekend for movies, but here’s a rundown of the weekend’s top-grossing films, compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

1. Avatar, $36 million
2. Legion, $18.2 million
3. The Book of Eli, $17 million
4. The Tooth Fairy, $14.5 million
5. The Lovely Bones, $8.8 million
6. Sherlock Holmes, $7.1 million
7. Extraordinary Measures, $7 million
8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, $6.5 million
9. It’s Complicated, $6.2 million
10. The Spy Next Door, $4.8 million

About the record breaking flick, Fox exec Chris Aronson said, “Milestones like this are great. It’s part of an amazing ride the film has taken us on. [But] this film is still just captivating audiences on global basis.”

Have you seen Avatar, the now highest grossing film of all time? What did you think? Was it better than Titanic? The question is, will Cameron attempt to top Avatar with a new movie creation?

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