Just a few days back there was an argument and discussion going around – can Avatar beat the record collection of Titanic? To which the director James Cameron himself nodded a negative. However the 3-D magic ‘Avatar’ ultimately succeeded in beating the Oscar-winning film ‘Titanic’ in the run for the highest grosser in the international market. Now, its waiting on potentially a few awards in the Upcoming Academy Awards Event.
According to various sources, the film, till the last weekend, had been able to gross USD 1.29 billion at the international box office according to producers Fox, that surpassed the ‘Titanic' mark of USD 1.24 billion. It has now set a new record and has proved itself as the highest earner ever in movie history.
But that’s not the end of the film’s run and the statistic bosses were of the opinion that if everyday goes well, the film would be able to cross the worldwide gross of Titanic $1.848 billion to become the biggest money-maker of all-time and it has as of January 26th, 2010.
‘Avatar’, which grossed USD 36 million domestically till last weekend reports for sixth straight weeks has now hit a box office record surpassing Titanic for worldwide sales. It blew past ‘The Dark Knight’ record to grab the second place of domestic grosser list. Fox Executive Chris Aronson said, “Milestones like this are great. Its part of an amazing ride the film has taken us on. But this film is still just captivating audiences on global basis.”
While discussing about the prediction of Avatar to make new records, James Cameron, the director of the movie said, “I don't think it's realistic to try to topple 'Titanic' off its perch. Some pretty good movies have come out in the last few years. 'Titanic' just struck some kind of chord.”
Tough Titanic was still sailing ahead in domestic grossing record but, now overall worldwide collection of Avatar has surpassed the ruler for all these years. Final figures are still waiting to come in. Variety has confirmed that Fox has confirmed that Avatar has crossed the mark of Titanic and will also move more ahead of it in the future.
It is a significant moment for the producers and the director of Avatar. Because as expected, it delivered. Much was also expected from 2012 but it could not touch the hearts of people like Avatar and the blue glittering heroes of James Cameron.
With the success of the movie it is said that China has renamed a central china mountain after the US blockbuster which also let off a powerful box office record.