Sci-fi action spectacle “Avatar” pushed past the record for the global box office record set in 1997 by “Titanic.”, distributor 20th Century Fox confirmed.
Avatar is directed by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald.
The studio announced that Sci-fi epic “Avatar” surpassed Titanic’s USD 1.843-billion record Monday to become the highest grossing film of all time.
“Avatar” took more than five years to make and was reportedly one of the most expensive films, with a budget of at least $US300 million.
The milestone cements the place of Cameron, who produced, directed and wrote both Titanic and Avatar as the most successful moviemaker of all time.
Reports from cinema tracking site boxofficemojo.com say, Avatar had earned USD 1.859 billion through Monday night.
Still the Sci-fi epic “Avatar” is moving in a fast phase in cinemas worldwide, industry observers predict that “Avatar” is to smash Titanic’s record.
“It ain’t over yet,” said Paul Dergarabedian, the box office analyst of Hollywood.com. “This film could do USD 2 billion, something unthinkable.”
The following shows the Top 5 grossing films of all time,
Top 5 grossing films of all time:
1. Avatar – USD 1.859 billion
2. Titanic – USD 1.843 billion.
3. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – USD 1.119 billion.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – USD 1.066 billion.
5. The Dark Knight – USD 1.002 billion.