In Just 17 short days at the worldwide box office, in my opinion what was the best movie of the year “Avatar” crossed 1 Billion. Not domestically , not overseas..WORLDWIDE. I’ve never seen something in that short amount of time cross that much money, and the day before it, Saturday..it was only a little over 800 M. This thing is just sky rocketing everywhere, check this out via Box Office Mojo:
“On the foreign front, Avatar grossed an enormous estimated $133 million, down around 13 percent from last weekend, and its total soared to $666.7 million in just 21 days, which is the fourth biggest haul ever. Throw in domestic’s $352.1 million, and the picture’s worldwide take crested the billion dollar mark. With $1.02 billion, it’s the fourth highest-grossing picture ever worldwide, surpassing The Dark Knight, and, in a matter of days, it will leap frog over The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest to claim second place behind Titanic‘s $1.84 billion”
Avatar got 77 M opening weekend, 75 M the next, and 68 M this weekend. It’s almost had constant weekends of 70M+ Seems the world is loving James Cameron’s film. I’ve been thinking lately..”Avatar COULD win best picture”. I know it likely won’t..but with all this buzz and everything, it might. Same thing last year. Slumdog Millionaire, which was a good movie, stole best picture from MILK which was the best picture of last year. I’m guessing this year is going to be bewteen “Up in the Air” and Avatar. I cannot wait to see Avatar a second time.