There was probably no one who could have guessed that “Avatar” was going to be as big as it is. Ever since the film debut it has been shattering box-office records over and over again. Last Monday it finally beat out James Cameron’s previous film, “Titanic” for the number 1 spot. The film has since been number 1 at the box-office for SEVEN weeks in a row.
Now, “Avatar” sets another record by becoming the first film to obtain over 2 billion.
Thanks to Collider:
“Avatar fulfilled its destiny in becoming the first film to ever exceed $2 billion worldwide. The film has totaled $1.45 billion overseas and $594.5 million stateside, leaving it $6.3 million shy of Titanic’s domestic record ($600.8 million); that record will be broken in the next couple days as well. Avatar seems certain to win its next weekend against relatively light competition, and in doing so would become one of only ten films to win the box office crown for eight consecutive weekends”
Its just incredible just how much this film is making. Although, I will say that if it weren’t for the tech this film would have been a huge flop.
I also hope that FOX doesn’t decide to rush the film to Blu-Ray, and give it a lackluster release. I usually don’t care for special features and just watch them when I’m reviewing the release, but if a film grosses this much you would expect a shit load of features. On the other hand, the studio would probably do it to cash in on its popularity. However, this film will most likely wait til 3-D Blu-Ray players are out.
One thing is for sure, James Cameron never has to work another day in his life, and can make any film he wants to now.