It was only a matter of time! According to Variety James Cameron’s Avatar has made over $1 billion worldwide in just 17 days. It is now the 4th highest grossing film ever (not counting inflation) and has overtaken The Dark Knight, with it’s sights set on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066.2) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1,119.1). From the looks of things James Cameron will have both Titanic and Avatar at the number #1 and #2 spots.
Avatar‘s current box office gross in the US stands at $352.1 million after taking in $68.3 million this weekend, and it has made $670.2 million overseas. Looking at the month ahead there doesn’t seem to be any major competition. We have Daybreakers, The Book of Eli, Legion and Mel Gibson’s Edge of Darkness, neither of which pose a major threat, so Avatar could continue to bring in the $$$ well into January.