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'Avatar' surpasses $1 billion mark

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jan 2010 15:41 User comments (13)

'Avatar' surpasses $1 billion mark The James Cameron epic Avatar has already surpassed the $1 billion milestone globally, making it the fourth-biggest movie of all-time, in just 16 days of release.
According to figures from Fox, the movie has hit $1.02 billion, with about $350 million or so being domestic box office sales. The distributor expects overall domestic sales to surpass $500 million.

The top three movies of all time are Cameron's Titanic at $1.8 billion, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at $1.12 billion, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest at $1.07 billion. Avatar is expected to move into 2nd place by the end of the month.

"This is like a freight train out of control," added Fox distribution executive Bert Livingston. "It just keeps on going."

Expected to add to foreign sales is the fact that Avatar has just begun playing in China, and will reach Italy next week.

Avatar had a reported production budget of $230 million with a marketing budget of $130 million.

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13 user comments

13.1.2010 16:01

WHY and HOW?

23.1.2010 16:06

Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

33.1.2010 16:18

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

Even if its the same plot as every other thing it dose well with what it has.

Speaking of which when will the other avtar come out I am kinda stoked for it a cartoon based thing that dose not look like it will suck.....

43.1.2010 16:18

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion
Reminds me of The Dark Night. Although I haven't seen Avatar yet. I would like too see it in the next couple weeks.

53.1.2010 16:23

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

Even if its the same plot as every other thing it dose well with what it has.

Speaking of which when will the other avtar come out I am kinda stoked for it a cartoon based thing that dose not look like it will suck.....


I believe it's supposed to come out in July. At least that's what imdb says. It's called The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan. So you never know what it may be like.
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63.1.2010 16:30

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

Even if its the same plot as every other thing it dose well with what it has.

Speaking of which when will the other avtar come out I am kinda stoked for it a cartoon based thing that dose not look like it will suck.....


I believe it's supposed to come out in July. At least that's what imdb says. It's called The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan. So you never know what it may be like.
I wet myself over the previews unlike for GI ho and Fleshformers.... ><

73.1.2010 16:56

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

Damn right, some of the best visuals I have seen. And the good thing about it, Cameron plans to have a second and third part(he said he already has the plans, all depending if first was to be received well by viewers(aka make money)).

To all the haters out there, please go watch the movie first, this way at least you'll be entitled to bi!#ch about it.

83.1.2010 22:02

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

Damn right, some of the best visuals I have seen. And the good thing about it, Cameron plans to have a second and third part(he said he already has the plans, all depending if first was to be received well by viewers(aka make money)).

To all the haters out there, please go watch the movie first, this way at least you'll be entitled to bi!#ch about it.
True... and not to mention the revenue from it being shown in 3-D. I know my ticket was a staggering $12.50... but after you see it in 3-D I'm not sure I could watch it in any other way!

BTW most plots of movies are derived from the basic principle of having a hero, villain, love interest and some supporting characters. How you get from A to B though all depends on how well it's thought out.

I honestly felt they put alot of work into Avatar and the futuristic ideas presented in this film will be things we'll look back on 20 years from now and say "wow, we didn't have those back then, but we do now!" (And to clarify, I'm going the touchscreen PC/display route, not humans having an actual living breathing AVATAR! LOL.)

93.1.2010 23:50

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

Damn right, some of the best visuals I have seen. And the good thing about it, Cameron plans to have a second and third part(he said he already has the plans, all depending if first was to be received well by viewers(aka make money)).

To all the haters out there, please go watch the movie first, this way at least you'll be entitled to bi!#ch about it.
True... and not to mention the revenue from it being shown in 3-D. I know my ticket was a staggering $12.50... but after you see it in 3-D I'm not sure I could watch it in any other way!

BTW most plots of movies are derived from the basic principle of having a hero, villain, love interest and some supporting characters. How you get from A to B though all depends on how well it's thought out.

I honestly felt they put alot of work into Avatar and the futuristic ideas presented in this film will be things we'll look back on 20 years from now and say "wow, we didn't have those back then, but we do now!" (And to clarify, I'm going the touchscreen PC/display route, not humans having an actual living breathing AVATAR! LOL.)
But yet again. Who knows, right?

I mean, I saw surrogates and just a week after that I was reading news about a prostetic hand that was controlled just with the mind, where we can get from here, is just yet to be seen.

104.1.2010 0:00

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Originally posted by NINVIN21:
WHY and HOW?
Good movie, epic visuals, great critical reviews, good word of mouth = $1 billion

Damn right, some of the best visuals I have seen. And the good thing about it, Cameron plans to have a second and third part(he said he already has the plans, all depending if first was to be received well by viewers(aka make money)).

To all the haters out there, please go watch the movie first, this way at least you'll be entitled to bi!#ch about it.
True... and not to mention the revenue from it being shown in 3-D. I know my ticket was a staggering $12.50... but after you see it in 3-D I'm not sure I could watch it in any other way!

BTW most plots of movies are derived from the basic principle of having a hero, villain, love interest and some supporting characters. How you get from A to B though all depends on how well it's thought out.

I honestly felt they put alot of work into Avatar and the futuristic ideas presented in this film will be things we'll look back on 20 years from now and say "wow, we didn't have those back then, but we do now!" (And to clarify, I'm going the touchscreen PC/display route, not humans having an actual living breathing AVATAR! LOL.)
But yet again. Who knows, right?

I mean, I saw surrogates and just a week after that I was reading news about a prostetic hand that was controlled just with the mind, where we can get from here, is just yet to be seen.
Amazing isn't it

114.1.2010 1:46

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Amazing isn't it
What?

124.1.2010 3:00

Part of The Last Airbender was Filmed about a mile from my house.
It's the second Movie I ever seen Filmed I was an extra in the first Movie but it never made it to the movies.

They filmed at the Pagoda in Reading,PA.
There has a tractor trailer there for a week with a guard watching it 24/7 I wonder what was all in there.That was back in April the weather was bad so it took them longer then they wanted.

Can't wait to see it Here is the article.


http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=131944

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137.1.2010 19:09

I watched a very good Cam of Avatar (A=8 V=8) on my 46" Panny plasma, and all it did was make me want to go and watch this puppy in 3D at the Big Screen!

This is the ONLY movie I've ever watched a pre-release of, and less than half way thru was saying to myself..."DAMN! I gotta see this in 3D, and on BIG Screen"! Great story, amazing graphics, well acted, and powerful production all equals the top grossing movie of all time in just a few more weeks.
This one's gonna be tough to beat for some time to come.

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