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"Avatar" No. 2 all time with $1.16 billion and counting
James Cameron's "Avatar" made history earlier this week when it became the second highest grossing picture ever with over $1.16 billion in ticket sales. That places the Sci-Fi fantasy right behind Cameron's mammoth "Titanic" which made over $1.8 billion globally over a decade ago.
Before this weekend's numbers are factored in, "Avatar" has $380.5 million from U.S. audiences and another $781.8 internationally. "Titanic" holds the current international record with $1.2 billion (easily in reach) and the U.S. mark of $600 million which will be a much dicier prospect. 20th Century Fox and the industry should have a better idea by the end of January whether "Avatar" has enough legs to eclipse "Titanic," a feat "The Dark Knight" stalled out at with $533.3 million last year, but they certainly aren't complaining about the massive tally in the bank already.
Not surprisingly, "Avatar" should easily beat newcomers "Daybreakers," "Youth in Revolt" and "Leap Year" to win yet another weekend frame at the box office.