'Avatar' Continues to Break Box-Office Records

The film became the fastest film to earn $500 million over the holiday weekend.
Avatar continues to break box-office records
Avatar continues to break box-office records
James Cameron's box office juggernaut Avatar is still showing no signs of slowing down after five weeks of release. According to the new updated box office figures from Box Office Mojo, Avatar's cumulative domestic haul now stands at just over $505 million, making it the fastest film to reach the $500 million domestic landmark.

The film reached the impressive tally in an equally-impressive 32 days, shattering the 45-day mark set by The Dark Knight in the summer of 2008. Avatar's Friday-Sunday tally of $41.3 million set a record for the highest fifth-weekend gross and the film's estimated $54.6 million gross over the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend broke the MLK Weekend record, previously held by Cloverfield, which grossed $46.1 million over the four-day frame.

Avatar's worldwide gross now stands at $1.64 billion, and it seems likely by the weekend that the film will likely pass The Dark Knight's $533.3 million to be the second-highest grossing film of all time domestically, behind Cameron's Titanic at $600.8 million. It seems Avatar will eclipse those records, along with Titanic's worldwide record of $1.84 billion.

We'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we hear about any of these box office records falling so stay tuned.

Avatar was released December 18th, 2009 and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso. The film is directed by James Cameron.



Sources: Box Office Mojo

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Comments (23)

  1. slysnide

    This is so bizarre. The effects weren't that great or unique in comparison to other scifi juggernauts like the Star Wars Prequels which created equally impressive worlds in the digital realm and had actual new stories to tell, while this is piggybacking on such films & concepts as Dances With Wolves, Pocahontas and even similar concepts to Last Samurai in the quest of the main character to sway or convert natives and/or elder cultures to a foreigner's world/bidding.

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. spynet315

    I hope that Cameron does sequels... because if he doesn't, you know the studio will try to do it on their own.

    5 years agoby @spynet315Flag

  3. Sebastiankillz

    I saw the movie again over the weekend and it was still great!!! ;D It was still new to me and I can't get enough of its mezmerising beauty it captures in the movie!!! Good job Cameron!!! I hope Avatar 2 will be a great film if you he chooses to make it!!!

    5 years agoby @sebastiankillzFlag

  4. Draktyr

    Great news! About time that SOMETHING is threatening to dethrone the Big Boat Movie! Congrats James!

    5 years agoby @draktyrFlag

  5. GeekStar

    I'm not surprised.I've seen this movie three time's and each time the place was packed.And I have to agree with morsorwvlad.Cameron would be a complete idiot if he does not follow up with Avatar 2

    5 years agoby @vendetta28Flag

  6. mosorwvlad

    If Cameron doesn't make Avatar 2 he's an idiot !

    5 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  7. Narzion

    avatar 2 -$2.53 billion-if you do not believe, just remember: it's james cameron

    5 years agoby @narzionFlag

  8. Illuminati

    they need to stop updating this with minor benchmarks. Give us update ONLY when it passes the movies further up on the list. Till then no one cares!

    5 years agoby @illuminatiFlag

  9. Goliath

    Atta boy James! That's pretty dang impressive! Glad I could contribute to the success of the film with my own small 12$ contribution at the local IMAX:)

    5 years agoby @goliathFlag

  10. Johnnyblaze09

    This money would bring James to other worlds not yet explored, and make a comment about it then shared it to us. And half of it, he invest it back to Pandora.

    5 years agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  11. spynet315

    It's official... James Cameron sold his soul to the devil. That's the only explanation for his massive success.

    5 years agoby @spynet315Flag

  12. Buriblazing

    wow!

    5 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  13. Erick10

    how about if all that money goes to the victims in Haiti?? yea right...

    5 years agoby @erick10Flag

  14. Warhawk613

    DAMN $1.64 billion NICE

    5 years agoby @warhawk613Flag

  15. ed_wood

    This movie seems unstoppable.

    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  16. Narzion

    $1.64 billion-james cameron is inglorious bastard of moviemaking

    5 years agoby @narzionFlag

  17. Jimmy440

    Wow in about a month or so, it'll have passed Titanic's records... Very very impressive.

    5 years agoby @jimmy440Flag

  18. LuxoIII

    sweet!! they've got enough to make Avatar 2 right there!!

    5 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  19. The Dark Knight

    huh they should do something smart with that money

    5 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  20. Brian

    I care! And so does everyone commenting or even look at this thread! Even the haters!

    5 years agoby @brianFlag

  21. -comrade-

    This is a disgusting amount of money... I wish we could get people this excited about actual space travel.

    5 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  22. isa98

    I would if they gave me some of that Avatar money.

    5 years agoby @isa98Flag

  23. Paolo Sardinas

    Who cares?

    5 years agoby @sardinasFlag