Wednesday, January 27, 2010

'Avatar' tops 'Titanic' worldwide

It's official. "Avatar" surpassed "Titanic" this week to become the worldwide highest-grossing movie ever.

The worldwide total for "Avatar" stands at $1.859 billion as of Jan. 25, compared to $1.843 billion for "Titanic."

The Monday gross for "Avatar" was $3.2 million domestic and an estimated $16.9 million foreign, which put it over the top, according to

The only record that stands for "Avatar" is the domestic gross, where "Titanic" holds the No. 1 spot with $600 billion, but "Avatar" is expected to surpass it over the next two weekends.

Here are the Top 5 Highest Grossing Films of All Time:
1 Avatar $1,858.9
2 Titanic $1,843.2
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,119.1
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $1,066.2
5 The Dark Knight $1,001.9
Those also happen to be the only five films to gross more than $1 billion worldwide each.

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