'Avatar' Is Now #3 Among All-time Worldwide Box Office Hits

The film is currently grossed $1.1 billion worldwide.

Avatar is #3!
Avatar is #3!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Cameron's Avatar is now number 3 on the list of all-time worldwide box office hits.

The Fox-distributed film just beat Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made $1.07 billion worldwide in 2006. It is now aiming for the second-top grosser, New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King which grabbed $1.12 billion worldwide in 2003.

At present Avatar has made $1.1 billion through Tuesday. That includes $367.5 million domestically and $731.2 million overseas.

Titanic, directed by Cameron and distributed domestically by Paramount and internationally by Fox, is the number one film with $1.84 billion.

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



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Comments (15)

  1. Brian

    You're reading an older story son...

    5 years agoby @brianFlag

  2. ridgl

    i thought it was number 2. what happened now?

    5 years agoby @ridglFlag

  3. mosorwvlad

    Well i think ... does anyone gives a sh*t what i think ?

    5 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  4. justinishulk

    i agree with (The Fallen)

    5 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  5. the Narrator

    Well it just might pass up Return of the King (sadly). But it won't pass Titanic. Funny because Avatar and Titanic are obviously focused on spectacle and visual wonderment first, story second, and when I say story I mean with a decent story to keep it running without being a stupid simply fx movie. The man knows what he's doing and sadly damn near the world is buying into it. Well done Cameron. well done indeed.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. The Kwisatz Haderach

    Just keeps going and going....

    5 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  7. K.Guy

    James still got it.

    5 years agoby @kguyFlag

  8. ZanyZap

    I doubt it will top Titanic. Either way, it will be nice to see James Cameron in the number 1 and number 2 slot.

    5 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  9. JonSpidey07

    wow!
    this was quite the bump up :)

    5 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  10. Diaigma

    roll'en roll'en roll'en . . . :P

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  11. T.Clark

    It'll probably pass LotR but I don't know if it can top Titanic.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  12. justinishulk

    wow! way to go James Cameron!

    5 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  13. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    Domestically, in the United States, Avatar (as of Jan.3, '10) is only ranked #15 in the All Time grossing movies...at $352 million. #1 Titanic is $600.8 million #2 $ The Dark Knight is 533.3 million #3 Star Wars is $460.9...

    Again, this movie is all visual spectacle (amazing in 3D), but, starving in the story & character departments.

    Why isn't there an hourly Avatar box office update, with Twitter commentary by accountants? (sarcasm)

    5 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I luve Avatar news

    5 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag