Avatar crosses $1 billion worldwide…fastest to reach milestone!!!

posted by moviebuff82 on January 8, 2010 at 10:40 am

According to an article in the LA Times, most of the take of Avatar’s $1 billion and counting box office worldwide has been from IMAX and Digital 3-D showings of the movie, about 75%.

One of the riskiest movies of all times is now officially one of the most successful at the box office.

When “Avatar” opened, its solid but far from stellar results left 20th Century Fox uncertain about whether the $430 million that it and two financing partners had invested to produce and market the 3-D film would pay off.

Less than three weeks later, there’s no doubt. Director James Cameron’s science-fiction epic on Sunday became only the fifth movie in history to gross more than $1 billion worldwide and, by far, was the fastest to do so.

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KramSacul
KramSacul on January 9, 2010 at 2:14 am

Inevitable posts about inflation and the added cost of 3-D glasses in 3 2 1…

LawMann
LawMann on January 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm

It don’t surprise me with inflation and all but sometime in the near future it’s record gross will be broken. Every few years there’s a new record blockbuster.

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