By the end of today James Cameron’s Avatar will have grossed more than $1,119,110,941, and will therefore take the #2 highest grossing film spot held by The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. This means that Cameron is indeed ‘King of the World’, and now possibly ‘King of the Galaxy’ as he is the only director to have two films gross over $1 billion worldwide.
Avatar‘s box office gross was given a boost with it’s release in China earlier this week, where it broke the opening day record with 33 million yuan (4.8 million dollars). According to a spokesman for distributor China Film Group Corporation Avatar will likely surpass 2012 as the highest-grossing film of all time in China. 2012 made 460 million yuan ($67.3 million) last year.
Can Avatar make another $700 million and overtake Titanic?