Posts Tagged ‘avatar’
  • Avatar Passes Titanic to Become Biggest Movie Ever
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    Posted January 26th, 2010 at 10:45 am 4 Comments
    Many considered Titanic's record of $1.835 billion made worldwide to be unbreakable. Today Avatar surpassed that amount and did so in less than six weeks of release to become the highest grossing film of all time. It will soon cruise past $2 billion and there are no indications it will be dropping off any time soon. Domestically Avatar still trails Titanic by $46 million which sets it up to break that record of $600 million by the end of next weekend. It will likely even see a slight boost ...
  • Avatar Dominates Fourth Straight Weekend
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    Posted January 10th, 2010 at 11:16 am 4 Comments
    Continuing its extraordinary run Avatar pulled in another $48.5 million this weekend nearly tripling the amount made by any other movie. What is even more remarkable about that amount is that it represents a drop of just 29%. That would be an amazingly small drop following any weekend let alone a holiday weekend. Many had wondered how Avatar would hold up once everyone went back to school and work and the results are showing that the movie is here to stay. There is no doubt now it will chal...
  • Avatar Already Over $1 Billion Worldwide
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    Posted January 4th, 2010 at 11:53 am No Comments
    The latest worldwide numbers have come in for Avatar and it has now exceeded $1 billion making it the fourth highest grossing movie of all-time after just 17 days of release. James Cameron is now the only director to have two movies in the $1 billion club and there are only five total that have made it. Avatar still has over $800 million to go to catch Titanic but will cruise into second place by the end of the week. Considering how fast it got to a billion it is realistic to now put the recor...
  • Avatar Passes $300 Million in 15 Days
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    Posted January 2nd, 2010 at 9:57 am 8 Comments
    With one of its stronger individual days at the box office Avatar cruised past the $300 million mark in just its 15th day of release. The movie made an estimated $25 million on New Years Day taking it to $308.8 million. Its worldwide total is now over $800 million. Only two movies have hit $300 million faster than Avatar. The Dark Knight did it in 10 days and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen made it there in 14 days. However opening weekend grosses for those were much larger making $81 a...
  • Avatar Passes $250 Million in 12 Days
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    Posted December 30th, 2009 at 12:20 pm 5 Comments
    Avatar continues to draw massive crowds and after 12 days has grossed $250.4 million. Only four movies have reached the $250 million mark faster but all of them had much larger opening weekends than Avatar. Some of the reason why it is holding so well has to be attributed to the higher ticket prices from 3D and IMAX screens but it is the word-of-mouth that is the primary driver of success. The worldwide total gross is now nearing $700 million. It is remarkable looking at the weekday numbers...
  • Avatar Tops Largest Box Office Weekend in History
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    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 12:37 pm 9 Comments
    In what turned out to be the highest grossing weekend in box office history Avatar came in #1 and nearly matched its first weekend while Sherlock Holmes, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and It's Complicated all opened strong. A total of $278 million was spent at the box office shattering the previous record for a weekend which came in June 2008 with the release of The Dark Knight. (more…)...
  • Avatar Soars Past $100 Million in Five Days
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    Posted December 23rd, 2009 at 2:05 pm No Comments
    After pulling in $77 million over the weekend Avatar made $16.4 million on Monday and $16.2 million on Tuesday. These are huge numbers for weekdays and a clear indication that it is benefiting from the incredibly strong word-of-mouth. Avatar has now made $109.5 million in just five days of release. The only movie to open higher than Avatar in the history of December was in 2007 with I Am Legend.  That movie followed up a $77.2 million weekend with a $7.5 million Monday in comparison. I Am ...
  • Avatar Opening Weekend Box Office Results
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    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 12:06 pm 39 Comments
    The final numbers are in for opening weekend of Avatar. The James Cameron film was able to pull in $77 million domestically and totaled $242 million worldwide. That is a good result but one that fell about in the middle of what was a wide range of industry predictions. Despite that the long-term outlook may be better than originally anticipated based on word-of-mouth that is proving incredibly strong. The worldwide take provided Avatar the title of the biggest opening weekend of all time fo...