Avatar Breaks $1 Bil!

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    Avatar (2009) - Box Office Mojo

    Not even a month old (3 weeks) and it has already exceeded $1 bil worldwide! WOW! How far is it going to go. I definitely think it was take second all time, but can it exceed Titanics $1.8 billion record? No movie has come close!
     
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    It still made $8 million yesterday, which is a lot for the first day of the new year, after a long vacation for most people, and for a Monday period.

    To put the numbers in perspective:

    Titanic was released on the same weekend of the year as Avatar. As of now, Avatar is 124% of where Titanic was at this same point in its run. Yesterday's $8 million is 167% of the same Monday for Titanic.

    This movie is showing amazing momentum. If any movie ever had a chance to beat Titanic, this one is it. Return of the King didn't have nearly this strength at this point in its run.
     
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    we went yesterday....it seems to be a "must see" film now....and you have people who will see it twice...2d and 3d

    i think it will do more than the titanic
     
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    I am almost sure it will beat Titanic now.

    It's at $1.3 billion including today's estimates. That's a ridiculous amount of money.

    To put it in perspective, in its 24th day of release, Titanic had made $197 million domestically. Avatar has made $429 million. It took Titanic 75 days to get that kind of domestic gross.

    I have a feeling this movie will be the highest grossing domestic and foreign film, and could possibly gross over $2 billion worldwide before all is said and done. Next weekend should be a successful weekend, because of the holiday. The next few weeks after that will tell us what the potential is, because if it can maintain the same figures Titanic had, it should easily beat Titanic.
     
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    Well if it's popular it must be good. Just Like Brittany Spears.
     
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    I speak sarcasm, too.

    Your implication is that popularity = bad. Clever, but illogical.
     
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    Am I the only person who missed Titanic?

    The movie I want to see is Nodame Cantabile in Paris. It will take a while for that though.
     
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    No, I'm saying that just because it's popular, that doesn't mean it's always good.

    Like The Olsen Twins.
     
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    I know what you were saying, but what I'm saying is that just because it's popular doesn't mean it's always bad.

    Like sex.
     
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    i have not seen the titanic. avatar is holding strong with everyone. people seeing it more than once...for every person not going..i know 4 going..it seems to be holdings its own
     

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